What is capacity?

Capacity are:

  • - 1. The maximum potential amount a cavity or receptacle can contain
  • - 2. A measure of ability.

forced vital c. The volume of air that is forcefully and rapidly expired from full inspiration. In testing, the patient inhales maximally to full lung capacity, then exhales into an apparatus as forcefully, as rapidly, and as completely as possible.
functional residual c. The volume of air remaining in the lungs at the end of exhaling during normal breathing.
heat c. The quantity of heat needed to raise the temperature of a substance 1°C.
inspiratory c. The maximum volume of air that can be inhaled into the lungs after
a normal expiration.
maximum breathing c. See maximum voluntary ventilation, under ventilation.
total iron-binding c. A quantitative measure of the content of transferrin, the iron-binding protein, in serum.
total lung c. The volume of air contained in the lungs at full inflation.
vital c. The greatest volume of air that can be exhaled forcefully after a maximal inspiration.

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