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3]: forced expiratory volume expired in third seconds; IC: inspiratory capacity; TLC: total lung capacity; RV: residual volume; FRCpleth: thoracic gas volume at functional residual capacity TABLE 3.
The entire thoracic gas volume is measured regardless of the degree of airway obstruction or distribution of ventilation.
It begins with an excellent description of the multiple breath nitrogen washout technique, the multi-breath helium dilution technique and goes on to discuss single breath techniques and body plethysmography for thoracic gas volume.