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Medical Term:

wedge spirometer


Definition: a waterless spirometer constructed of two large rectangular plates with edges connected by accordion-pleated rubber so that large changes in volume are accommodated by small changes in the acute angle of the wedge-shaped interior, sensed by an electrical transducer; designed to record rapid changes in respiratory function.

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