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Respiratory Air Volumes and Capacities

Name

Volume*

Description

Tidal volume (TV)

500 m

iL

Volume moved in or out of the lungs during a respiratory cycle

Inspiratory reserve volume (lRV)

3,000 m

iL

Volume that can be inhaled during forced breathing in addition to tidal volume

Expiratory reserve volume (ERV)

1,100 m

iL

Volume that can be exhaled during forced breathing in addition to tidal volume

Residual volume (RV)

1,200 m

iL

Volume that remains in the lungs at all times

Inspiratory capacity (IC)

3,500 m

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