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What do pulmonary function tests measure? What is the difference between FEV1 and FVC?

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Answered Sep 18Biology
Felicia JonesI am an experienced tutor, having taught over 25 students, ranging from ages 11-18 in a number of subjects.

Hi Tim! Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) is the maximum amount of air a person can exhale in one second whereas the forced vital capacity (FVC) is the maximum amount of air a person can exhale after a complete inhalation 🌬