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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 10) Last page : ( 12)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2016.00003.3

An Assessment of Lung Functions in Relation to Body Surface Area

Rajput A.S.1,*, Dwivedi S.K.2, Goyal Manish3

1Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, G.R. Medical College, Gwalior, MP

2Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Lt. B.R.K.M. Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur, CG

3Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, CIMS, Bilaspur, CG

*Corresponding Author E-mail: drajitsinghrajput@gmail.com

Online published on 18 April, 2016.



Due to technical developments, the function of lung may also be assessed simply and logically and with a reasonable prospect that the results from different laboratories will both agree and interpreted similarly.

Objective of the study

To know the ventilator status of the subjects as a whole in reference to different body surface areas.

Material and methods

Body surface area was calculated by taking into the account of height and weight of the sampled individuals. A total of one hundred eighty five subjects of both sexes were included in the study.


Eleven variables were taken into consideration for the study purpose.


FEV.5/FVC% and FEV1/FVC% showed decline in their values with increasing body surface area in males in contrast to their female counterparts.


Most parameters except FEV.5/FVC% and FEV1/FVC% showed rise in their values with increasing Body Surface Area.



Body surface area, forced vital capacity.


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