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Word! Spirometer

Word! Spirometer

Spirometer

(En español: Espirómetro)

Say: spih-rah-muh-tur

A spirometer is an instrument that measures how well your lungs are working. To use one, a person breathes into a mouthpiece. The doctor may ask the person to breathe normally or to take a deep breath and blow the air quickly out of the lungs, like blowing up a balloon. A recording device measures the amount of air inhaled or exhaled and how much time each breath took. These measurements can help the doctor find out if a person has a lung problem, such as asthma.



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