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Definition of FEV1

FEV1: Forced Expiratory Volume in the first second. The volume of air that can be forced out in one second after taking a deep breath, an important measure of pulmonary function.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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