maximum breathing capacity


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maximum breathing capacity

[′mak·sə·məm ′breth·iŋ kə‚pas·əd·ē]
(physiology)
The greatest volume of air an individual can breathe voluntarily in 10-30 seconds; expressed as liters per minute. Abbreviated MBC.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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