What does PEF mean in Physiology?

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Peak Expiratory Flow

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What does PEF mean?

Peak expiratory flow
The peak expiratory flow, also called peak expiratory flow rate is a person's maximum speed of expiration, as measured with a peak flow meter, a small, hand-held device used to monitor a person's ability to breathe out air. It measures the airflow through the bronchi and thus the degree of obstruction in the airways.

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