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Vital Capacity (VC)

Vital Capacity (VC)

Vital capacity (VC) measures the amount of air you can exhale after inhaling as deeply as possible. It is one of many lung function tests.

Last Revised: April 25, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Mark A. Rasmus, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

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