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Is residual volume a synonym for dead space volume? If not, then why?

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Sarah TerrisUCL Graduate in Pharmaceutics with 3 years of tutoring experience17.5k students helped

The amount of air that remains within lungs after a forced exhalation is called residual volume. This air participates in gaseous exchange but anatomical dead space volume cannot do so.

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