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peak flow meter Syllabification: peak flow me·ter

Definition of peak flow meter in English:


A calibrated instrument used to measure lung capacity in monitoring breathing disorders such as asthma.
Example sentences
  • Repeated lung function measurements using portable peak flowmeters have resulted in improved outcomes.
  • Recent efforts to increase public awareness about asthma have focused on use of peak flowmeters, control of environmental triggers for asthma, and use of anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Because of the reversible component of asthma, the use of peak flowmeters to determine airflow on a continued basis is practical and seems to have resulted in improved outcomes.
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