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forced expiratory flow

 

Definition: expiratory flow during measurement of forced vital capacity; subscripts specify the exact parameter measured, peak instantaneous flow, the instantaneous flow at some specified point on the curve of volume expired versus time, or on the flow-volume curve, the mean flow between two expired volumes.

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