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COPD Glossary F - K

If you have been diagnosed with COPD, certain medical terms may confuse you, and rightly so. Learn about common medical terms associated with COPD and their meaning by visiting the COPD Glossary.

FEV1/FVC
FEV1/FVC is a ratio of your FEV1 to FVC. This value is measured by spirometry. Find out what FEV1/FVC measures.

Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second (FEV1)
Definition of forced expiratory volume in one second, or FEV1.

Forced Vital Capacity or FVC
The definition of forced vital capacity, or FVC.

Functional Residual Capacity
Definition of functional residual capacity.

Hemoptysis
Definition of hemoptysis.

Hypercapnia
Definition of Hypercapnia

Hyperinflation of the Lungs
Definition of hyperinflation of the lungs.

Hypoxemia
Definition of Hypoxemia.

Hypoventilation
Definition of Hypoventilation

Hypoxia
Definition of Hypoxia

Increased Mucus Production
Definition and causes of increased mucus production.

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