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reserve air

reserve air in Medicine

reserve air n.
See expiratory reserve volume.

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  • "Open the reserve air tanks and restore the atmosphere gradually to the pressure of Earth," he directed.

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • No reserve air was carried, and consequently the length of time the boat could remain submerged was limited to a very few minutes.

  • It is only by this means that we clear the lungs of the reserve air with its accompanying load of carbon dioxide.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter

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