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hydrostatic weighing


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A technique used to estimate body volume. A person is weighed in air (normal scale weight) and then weighed when totally immersed in water (underwater weight). The difference between the scale weight and underwater weight is used to calculate body volume. In the calculation, the density of water and the gas trapped in the lungs is taken into account. See also densitometry.

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