MCQ – 89265


A 76-year-old woman comes to the physician for a routine examination. She has a history of hypertension well controlled with diet and exercise. She has no history of smoking or illicit drug use. She walks one mile daily. Her pulse is 68/min, respirations are 16/min, and blood pressure is 119/76 mm Hg. Physical examination shows no abnormalities. Which of the following age-related changes in respiratory function is most likely present in this patient?
A. Increased lung compliance

Increased vital capacity


Decreased residual volume


Decreased total lung capacity

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