Asked by Bhavye Kapania on Mar 10, 2024



The greatest volume of air that can be expelled when a person performs a rapid, forced expiration is the ____.

A) inspiratory capacity
B) forced vital capacity
C) peak expiratory flow rate
D) residual volume
E) peak flow zone

Forced Vital Capacity

The maximum amount of air a person can forcefully exhale after taking the deepest breath possible, used in lung function testing.


The act of being forced to leave or removed from a place or institution, often due to violation of rules or standards.


The process of breathing out; also called exhalation.

  • Understand the critical role of pulmonary function tests in diagnosing and monitoring respiratory conditions.
  • Understand the principles and application of spirometry.

Verified Answer

Alaijah Radix

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Forced vital capacity (FVC) is the greatest volume of air that can be expelled from the lungs after taking the deepest breath possible. It is measured during a rapid, forced expiration following a full inhalation.