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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To elucidate how Amla treatment enhanced OCR and mitochondrial spare respiratory capacity, we evaluated its effects on mitochondrial biogenesis in C2C12 myotubes.
First, Amla treatment stimulated mitochondrial function, specifically increasing mitochondrial spare respiratory capacity.
These results support the theory that smoking reduces sporting performance by reducing respiratory capacity.
According to Andria Falk, certified breath facilitator, 75 per cent of people breathe badly, using as little as 20 per cent of their respiratory capacity, hence jeopardizing their health and emotional wellbeing.
Tests such as an arterial blood gases analysis, chest x-ray and electrocardiogram (EKG) can assess a person's respiratory capacity and mechanics.
Physicians should inquire whether ventilatory work requirements exceed the patient's respiratory capacity.
Myotrophin also delayed onset of disease-related morbidity as measured by time until a deterioration in respiratory capacity (FVC) or advanced stage of disease (Appel total score greater than or equal to 115).
It appears that age-related loss of lung tissue elasticity and attendant stiffening of the chest wall are the prime factors in reduced respiratory capacity (universally occurring in sedentary individuals).