peak flow meter

noun

Definition of peak flow meter

  1. :  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

First Known Use of peak flow meter

1962


Medical Dictionary

peak flow meter

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noun \ˌpēk-ˈflō-\

Medical Definition of peak flow meter

  1. :  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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