What Are Pulmonary Function Tests?


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How does a spirometer perform a pulmonary function test?

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1. Pulmonary function tests assess an individual's _____, which is simply the movement of air into the lungs, known as _____ and the movement of air out of the lungs, known as _____.

2. Which of the following correctly represents the formula for the maximum volume of air that our lungs can hold?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about different pulmonary function tests. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of characteristics of obstructive pulmonary disorders and an example of a restrictive pulmonary disorder.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Measure of air movement under resting conditions
  • Measures of the maximum volume of air expired after a forced inspiration
  • Expected lung volume of a person with an obstructive pulmonary disorder
  • Example of a restrictive pulmonary disorder
  • Characteristics of obstructive pulmonary disorders

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pulmonary function tests lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a measure of air movement under resting conditions
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of obstructive pulmonary disorders

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to pulmonary function tests , read through the brief lesson titled What Are Pulmonary Function Tests? This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what pulmonary function tests are and their importance in measuring the health of the lungs
  • Understand what spirometry is and how a spirogram can measure a person's lung capacity
  • Learn about different restrictive and obstructive breathing disorders and how they impact the health of the lungs