Adult human tidal volume

Value 500 ml Range: 300-700 ml
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Hofmann, W. “Mathematical Model for the Postnatal Growth of the Human Lung.” Respiration Physiology, vol. 49, no. 1, Elsevier, July 1982, pp. 115–29, link PubMed ID7146643
Method Meta-analysis of primary references. Plot in figure 6. Value given here is the value at 30 years of age calculated from the equation in table (21.7+35.13*30-0.64*30^2 = 499.6) rounded to 1 significant figure. The range given is the full range of values in figure 6.
Comments Tidal volume is the volume of a single breath.
Entered by Avi Flamholz
ID 116113