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total lung capacity

total lung capacity in Medicine

total lung capacity n.
Abbr. TLC
The volume of gas that is contained in the lungs at the end of maximal inspiration.

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  • Most people acquire a faulty habit of breathing and only use a small part of their total lung capacity.

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