residual volume


: the volume of air still remaining in the lungs after the most forcible expiration possible and amounting usually to 60 to 100 cubic inches (980 to 1640 cubic centimeters)

called also residual air

compare supplemental air

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“Residual volume.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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