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An instrument for measuring the volume of air entering and leaving the lungs.

spi′ro·met′ric (-rə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
spi·rom′e·try n.
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the measurement of the breathing capacity of the lungs. — spirometer, n.
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Noun1.spirometry - the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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n. espirometría, medida de la capacidad respiratoria tomada por medio de un espirómetro.
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n espirometría; incentive — espirometría incentivada
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Lack of access to appropriate surveillance tools such as spirometry poses a major barrier to diagnosis and appropriate treatment in patients with chronic respiratory ailments such as COPD and asthma in poorly resourced countries.
(5-7) The reasons for diagnostic error in COPD and asthma are multifactorial, stemming from insufficient knowledge of clinical practice guidelines and underutilization of spirometry testing.
Spirometry is one of the simple, easily, readily available, and cheap methods using simple equipments for analyzing the pulmonary function.
Objectives: To establish age-specific normative spirometry reference range along with regression equation for children and adolescents.
For one thing, the new classification system, which became known as GOLD 2017, uncoupled spirometry results from the ABCD treatment algorithm.
Lung function tests are essential for the diagnosis and management of different respiratory tract diseases; among them the spirometry is the gold standard technique.
[7] So assessment of pulmonary function by spirometry in patients suffering from hypothyroidism is of great importance.
The objective of the study was to determine the pattern of spirometry findings in subjects presenting with dyspnea in Bannu, KP, Pakistan.
Spirometry is a pulmonary function test indicated for the diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory diseases, widely used in scientific research and public health [8,9].
Findings also show that just half (54.3%) of patients diagnosed within the past two years had a record of any spirometry test with a result consistent of COPD.