distensibility


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dis·ten·si·bil·i·ty

(dis-ten'si-bil'i-tē),
The capability of being distended or stretched.
[L. dis- tendo, to stretch apart]

distensibility

[disten′sibil′itē]
Etymology: L, distendere, to stretch
the ability of something to become stretched, dilated, or enlarged.

distensibility

(dĭs-tĕn″sĭ-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
The ability to become distended.
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S and DIS represent the distensibility or elasticity of the aortic wall; Ep, Ep*, and [beta]SI represent the stiffness of the aortic wall.
11) found impaired distensibility and strain of the aorta in patients with CAE, compared with the control group with angiographically normal coronary arteries.
The relationship between aortic distensibility and the diastolic functions shows the functional result of the compliance in the athlete (20, 21).
They suggest that the swimmers may have achieved greater lung volumes than either runner or control subjects not because of greater inspiratory muscle strength or differences in height, fat free mass, alveolar distensibility, age at commencement of training or sternal length or chest depth, but by developing physically wider chests containing an increased number of alveoli, rather than the alveoli of increased size.
Interrelationship between noninvasive predictors of atherosclerosis: transthoracic coronary flow reserve, flowmediated dilation, carotid intima-media thickness, aortic stiffness, aortic distensibility, elastic modulus, and brachial artery diameter.
Adhesions will cause CAP if it restrict the mobility or distensibility of abdominal organs especially the bowel (32).
As right ventricle dilates the inter-ventricular septum deviates towards the left with resultant under-filling and decrease diastolic distensibility of this chamber.
On the other hand, estimation of aortic elastic indices, namely aortic strain, aortic stiffness index and aortic distensibility are calculated from the echocardiographically-derived aortic diameters and the clinical blood pressure.