Accession Number:

AD0257275

Title:

MAXIMUM BREATHING CAPACITY PREDICTION FROM THE VELOCITY-VOLUME LOOP

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Report Date:

1961-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Because of the relationship of the maximum breathing capacity MBC, velocity-volume V-V loop to the forced vital capacity maximum V-V loop, it is possible to simulate the MBC V-V loop by erecting perpendiculars at either end of the tidal volume. When MBC V-V loops are simulated for various tidal volumes, the MBC may be predicted at over a wide range of breathing frequencies. The predicted MBC values calculated from a single maximum V-V compare favorably with MBC values obtained with the usual fifteen-second MBC test. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE