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pulmonary ventilation

 

Definition: respiratory minute volume, the total volume of gas per minute inspired (VI) or expired (VE) expressed in liters per minute; differs from alveolar ventilation by including the exchange of dead space gas.

Synonym(s): minute ventilation

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