How much bigger do our lungs get when we take a breath?



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    The term “bigger” in this case is measured by the volume of air lungs can hold during inspiration and expiration. This all depends on many factors such as, height, excercise rates, smoker/nonsmoker, altitude, etc. But generally the maximum amount of air that an average male lung can hold is up to 6 liters. Becaus there you cannot exhale 100% of the air out of your lungs, the volume that your lungs will hold after a tidal breath out is 2.4 liters (male).

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