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what is tidal volume ?

the normal amount of air inhaled or exhaled per breath. increases during excercise

2

what is expiratory reserve volume ?

the amount of air that can be forced out after tidal volume. decreases during excercise

3

what is inspiratory volume ?

amount of air that can be forced in after tidal volume.decreases during excercise.

4

what is residual volume ?

the amount of air that remains in the lungs after maximum expiration. no change during excercise

5

what is vital capacity ?

that largest volume of air that can be expired after the deepest possible inspiration