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Pulmonary Function Test: Muscle Strength Test

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Cincinnati Children's performs respiratory muscle strength tests.  

Respiratory muscle strength testing is made up of three tests that measure the strength of the muscles you use to breathe. Besides normal breathing, you use your respiratory muscles for deep breathing during exercise and when coughing to clear the lungs.

Respiratory muscle strength testing is particularly important for patients with generalized muscle weakness such as muscular dystrophy.

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Description of the Test

Possible Side Effects of the Test

Last Updated: 08/2013