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com·pli·ance

(kom-plī'ants),
1. A measure of the distensibility of a chamber expressed as a change in volume per unit change in pressure.
2. The consistency and accuracy with which someone follows the regimen prescribed by a physician or other health professional. Compare: adherence (2), maintenance.
3. A measure of the ease with which a structure or substance is deformed. medicine, physiology usually a measure of the ease with which a hollow viscus (for example, lung, urinary bladder, gallbladder) may be distended, that is, the volume change resulting from the application of a unit pressure differential between the inside and outside of the viscus; the reciprocal of elastance.
[M.E. fr. O.Fr., fr. L. compleo, to fulfill]

compliance

/com·pli·ance/ (kom-pli´ans) the quality of yielding to pressure without disruption, or an expression of the ability to do so, as an expression of the distensibility of an air- or fluid-filled organ, e.g., lung or urinary bladder, in terms of unit of volume change per unit of pressure change. Symbol C.

compliance

(kəm-plī′əns)
n.
1.
a. The act of complying with a wish, request, or demand; acquiescence.
b. Medicine Willingness to follow a prescribed course of treatment.
2. A disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others.
3.
a. Extension or displacement of a loaded structure per unit load.
b. Flexibility.

compliance (C)

[kəmplī′əns]
Etymology: L, complere, to complete
1 fulfillment by a patient of a caregiver's prescribed course of treatment.
2 also called pulmonary compliance. (in respiratory physiology) a measure of distensibility of the lung volume produced by a unit pressure change.

compliance

The following by a patient of a recommended course of treatment—e.g., taking all prescribed medications, adhering to a recommended diet and exercise plan and reducing or eliminating alcohol or tobacco intake, and so on.

compliance

The capacity or ability to yield to a pressure or force without disruption or dysfunction; compliance is a measure of tissue distensibility–eg, of an air- or fluid-filled organ Clinical medicine A measure of the extent to which Pts follow a prescribed treatment plan–eg, take drugs, undergo a medical or surgical procedure, exercise or quit smoking. See Patient compliance. Cf Noncompliance Managed care The adherence of a particular organization to statutes or mandates from regulatory agencies—governing agencies or bodies—or to an official mandate or obligatory standard. See HCFA 1500, UB92.

com·pli·ance

(kŏm-plī'ăns)
1. A measure of the distensibility of a chamber expressed as a change in volume per unit change in pressure.
2. The consistency and accuracy with which a patient follows the regimen prescribed by a physician or other health care professional.
Compare: adherence (2) , maintenance
3. physiology A measure of the ease with which a hollow viscus (e.g., lung, urinary bladder, gallbladder) may be distended, i.e., the volume change resulting from the application of a unit pressure differential between the inside and outside of the organ or sac; the reciprocal of elastance.
4. Observance of rules or guidelines, such as those governing provision of medical services and billing for them; fulfillment of a requirement.
[M.E. fr. O.Fr., fr. L. compleo, to fulfill]

Compliance

A term used to describe how well a patient's behavior follows medical advice.
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compliance

(1) in psychology, the extent to which a person follows a prescribed behavioural regimen, such as exercise, see also adherence; (2) with reference to the lungs, the ease of inflation, diminished in chronic obstructive lung disease.

compliance

measure of the ease of deformation of a structure or substance

compliance

patient adherence to a prescribed or suggested treatment regime

compliance,

n 1. in physiological terms, the degree of suppleness of a form.
2. in terms of medical practice, the extent to which a patient implements the prescribed remedy. The term
concordance has recently been suggested to replace
compliance, which has the connotation of forcing the patient to follow the regime.

compliance 

The willingness to strictly follow the instructions given by a clinician. Example: following the cleaning instructions and wearing schedule given after contact lens fitting.

com·pli·ance

(kŏm-plī'ăns)
Consistency and accuracy with which a patient follows any regimen prescribed by dentist, physician, or other health care professional.
[M.E. fr. O.Fr., fr. L. compleo, to fulfill]

compliance (komplī´əns),

n 1. the fulfillment by the patient of the health care professional's recommended course of treatment.
2. the fulfillment of oversight criteria and/or standards of care necessary for licensure, certification, and accreditation.

compliance

1. the quality of yielding to pressure or force without disruption, or an expression of the measure of ability to do so, as an expression of the distensibility of an air- or fluid-filled organ, e.g. the lung or urinary bladder, in terms of unit of volume per unit of pressure.
The compliance of the lungs (CL) and thorax (CT) determine the elastic resistance to ventilation. The total compliance of the lungs and thorax (CLT) is given by the formula 1/CLT = 1/CL + 1/CT. CL is measured by determining the intrapleural pressure at different end-inspiratory volumes. A balloon-tipped catheter is used to determine the intrapleural pressure, which is transmitted through the soft wall of the esophagus. CL is usually divided by the functional residual capacity to give the specific compliance. Lung compliance is decreased in congestive heart failure and interstitial lung disease and increased in emphysema. CLT can be measured by determining the change in lung volume for various amounts of pressure difference between the mouth and chest surface using a body plethysmograph.
2. The willingness to follow a prescribed course of treatment or the extent to which owners follow the veterinary advice given.

blood vessel compliance
the ability of each blood vessel to expand, or contract, to best accommodate a particular volume, and a particular hydrostatic pressure of blood depends on the proportional composition, and the distribution, of its content of collagen, elastin, smooth muscle.
compliance Policy Guide
a 1984 addition to the (US) Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which allows for the extralabel use of drug products, approved for use in other species, to be used in animals.
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