vital capacity

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vital capacity

[′vīd·əl kə′pas·əd·ē]
(physiology)
The volume of air that can be forcibly expelled from the lungs after the deepest inspiration.
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For those athletes who are excelling on land, a water-training component can improve cardio and respiratory capacity and reduce joint stress.
Results of the study showed that I2S was generally well-tolerated and demonstrated evidence of clinical activity in several aspects of the disease, including stabilization of respiratory capacity, improvement in distance walked, improvements in several joint motions, reduction in liver and spleen volumes, and reductions in urinary glycosaminoglycan excretion.