Maximal Expiratory Flow Rate

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Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Breathing is the most vital function for maintenance of life. Slow and deep breathing is an integral part of Pranayama and it reduces dead space ventilation and renews air throughout the lungs. The reported beneficial effects of deep breathing as a part of either long term or short term practice of Pranayama are well documented. However our knowledge about the effects of a few minutes' of deep breathing on human ventilatory parameters is poor.

Sivakumar, G.
Prabhu, Krishnamoorthi
Baliga, Rekha
Pai, M. Kirtana
Manjunatha, S.
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