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Lung function

Similar term(s): pulmonary function.

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The term "lung function" refers to how well a person is breathing.

Source: GreenFacts

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Lung (or pulmonary) function tests are a variety of tests that measure how well a person breathes.

They can be used to help diagnose asthma, as well as to assess the severity of a person's asthma and how effectively it's being managed.

One example of a lung function test is called spirometry, which involves breathing into a device that records how much and how quickly air can be breathed out following a deep breath in.

Source: KidsHealth dictionary 

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GreenFacts Summary on Respiratory Diseases in Children:

Translation(s):

Español: Función pulmonar
Français: Fonction pulmonaire

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