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MEF 25%1 sec is the maximal expiratory flow at 25% FVC Ex before the end of expiration i.
In addition, it has been reported that females have smaller lung volumes and lower maximal expiratory flow rates, corrected for sitting height (Crapo et al.
The goal is to help patients balance their maximal expiratory flows so that mucus is moved from dynamically unstable small airways into the more rigid central airways, from which it can be expectorated.

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