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Abbreviations 

Chapter:
Nomenclature
Author(s):

Harriet S. Meyer

Abbreviations

The following are some common abbreviations from pulmonary function testing; they should always be expanded at first mention:

Term

Expansion

Typical Unit of Measure

CC

closing capacity

L

CV

closing volume

L

ERV

expiratory reserve volume

L

FEF

forced expiratory flow

L/min

FEF25%-75%

FEF, midexpiratory phase

L/min or L/s

FEF200-1200

FEF between 200 and 1200 mL of forced vital capacity (FVC)

L/min or L/s

FEV

forced expiratory volume

L

FEV1

FEV in first second of expiration

L

FIVC

forced inspiratory vital capacity

L

FRC

functional residual capacity

mL or L

FVC

forced vital capacity

L

IRV

inspiratory reserve volume

L

IVC

inspiratory vital capacity

L

MVV

maximum voluntary ventilation

L/min

PEF, PEFR

peak expiratory flow rate

L/min

RV

residual volume

L

TLC

total lung capacity

L

VC

vital capacity

L

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