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pneu·mo·tach·o·graph (no͞o′mə-tăk′ə-grăf′, nyo͞o′-) or pneu·mo·tach·y·graph (-tabreve;k′ē-)
An apparatus for recording the rate of airflow to and from the lungs.
pneu′mo·ta·chog′ra·phy (-tə-kŏg′rə-fē) n.
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A major change in objective measurements was produced by describing a spirometer by Hutchinson in 1846 , which together with pneumotachography
, introduced by Fleisch in the 1920s, created a basis for future volume and flow measurements.
The technique of measuring transpulmonary pressure and respiratory airflow with esophageal manometry, airway manometry, and pneumotachography
has been previously described .
When done properly, the process of pneumotachography
will produce accurate and precise flow and volume data for spirometry, diffusion capacity, lung volumes and exercise studies.