peak flow meter

noun

Definition of peak flow meter 

: a device that measures the maximum rate of air flow out of the lungs during forced expiration and that is used especially for monitoring lung capacity of asthmatics

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Low readings on a peak flow meter, a different portable device that measures lung capacity, can also be a sign of an asthma attack, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Asthma Symptoms Absolutely Everyone Should Know," 1 June 2018

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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peak flow meter

noun
\ˌpēk-ˈflō- \

Medical Definition of peak flow meter 

: a device that measures the maximum rate of air flow out of the lungs during forced expiration and that is used especially for monitoring lung capacity of individuals with asthma (as to indicate bronchial narrowing)

called also peak expiratory flow meter

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