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spirometer

Pronunciation: spi-rom'e-ter

Definition: In clinical practice and research, any device used for measuring flows and volumes, inspired and expired by the lungs, thus assessing pulmonary function. Considered the most basic measurement device of pulmonary function.

[L. spiro, to breathe, + G. metron, measure]

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