Vital capacity is defined as the amount of air that can be forcibly exhaled after a deep inspiration. The lung volume increases in a taller person due to increased thorax size and increased lung size. More »

When exercising, a person is capable of increasing vital capacity because the body becomes more efficient at utilizing oxygen, according to azcentral.com. While it varies among each unique individual, a person can increa... More »

Vital capacity does not increase with age. According to the New Health Guide, vital capacity decreases with age. According to Clinical Interventions in Aging, lower vital capacity is the result of age-related decrease in... More »

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The process in the body that produces carbon dioxide consists of air being taken into the lungs, known as inspiration or inhalation. The air is then taken back out, known as expiration or exhalation. More »

According to faculty of Springfield Technical Community College, inspiration and expiration are processes that get air into and out of the body. Both processes involve the human respiratory system. More »

The average bladder capacity of an adult male is 13 to 20 fluid ounces. This is the quantity of liquid voided after severe urgency to urinate, according to Dr. Simon Kimm, Urologist. More »

The different pulmonary capacities include the functional residual capacity, inspiratory capacity, total lung capacity and vital capacity, determined by spirometry. Forced vital capacity is an additional function that ca... More »