forced vital capacity

n.

Vital capacity measured with subject exhaling as rapidly as possible.

Nearby words

  1. forced expiratory volume,
  2. forced feeding,
  3. forced march,
  4. forced perspective,
  5. forced sale,
  6. forced-draft,
  7. forcedly,
  8. forceful,
  9. forcefully,
  10. forcemeat


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