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Measuring peak flow

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Glossary

TermDefinition
Asthma

a chronic disease of the respiratory system that causes a recurrent but reversible obstruction of the air passages in the lungs.

Exhalation

the process of breathing out air from the lungs.

Inspiration

the process of in air from the environment into the lungs.

Spirometry

the procedure for measuring the volume and speed of air that can be inhaled and exhaled during breathing.

Resources

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Asthma UK

an independent charity offering help and advice

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Mini-Wright peak flow meter

This resource was developed by:

Content authors: Caroline Hendry, Gill Langmack, Damion McCormick

Project developer: Liz Hilton

Repurposed by: Amanda Hill, Gill Langmack and Michael Taylor

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