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Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Residual volume
The residual volume is the amount of air that remains in the lung after forced expiration. The residual volume is about 1200 ml.
The residual volume cannot be measured through Spirometry.
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Expiratory reserve volume
The expiratory reserve volume (ERV) is the amount of air that can be additional exhaled after a normal expiration (tidal volume). The ERV is about 1200 ml.
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Inspiratory reserve volume
The inspiratory reserve volume (IRV) is the additional amount of air that can be inhaled after a normal inspiration (tidal volume). The IRV is between 2000-3000 ml in human beings.
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Tidal volume
The tidal volume is the amount of inhalation or expiration under resting conditions. In adults the tidal volume is about 500 ml or 6-8 ml/kg. The tidal volume mainly depends on the hight and the sex of the person.
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Lung volume
The lung volume is the amount of a gas (usually air) that can be included into the lung. We have to distinguish between lung volumes and capacities.

Physiology
=== Lung volumes === Tidal volume (TV)Inspiratory reserve volume (IRV)Expiratory reserve ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Diencephalon
The diencephalon is a part of the brain stem, which follows the mesencephalon on the cranial side. It encloses the 3rd ventricle (Ventriculus tertius cerebri).

Anatomy
Due to functional differences, the diencephalon can be divided into the ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Corpus luteum
Corpus luteum, or colloquially yellow body, is a hormone-producing cluster of cells that arises from the follicle after ovulation.
The corpus luteum is formed under the influence of LH (luteinizing hormone). In the corpus luteum, progesterone and ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Talus
The talus is a bone of foot skeleton, which belongs to the tarsal bones.

Anatomy
The talus is a biconvex shaped bone with a laterally compressed shape. It can be divided into different sections - corpus (body), collum (neck) and caput (head).
The ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Skeleton
The term skeleton is used to define the totality of the bone of an organism, in other words the scaffold needed for constructing the body. The human skeleton consists of 206 bones (number may vary individually).

Subcategorisation
In humans, a ... [more]
Alexandra Schritz has edited the Flexikon article Thiamine
Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin of B-complex. In the human body it has an energy releasing function which in deficiency symptoms especially effects the central nervous system.

Structure
Thiamine consists of a pyrimidine- and thiazole ring liked ... [more]