pulmonary compliance

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pulmonary compliance

Pulmonary distensibility Pulmonology The change in thoracic volume/unit pressure; the pressure required to ↑ lung volume; PC is ↓ in emphysema, congestion of pulmonary vessels, and interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. See Compliance, Pulmonary function tests. Cf Nasal compliance.
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pulmonary compliance

A measure of the force required to distend the lungs.
See also: compliance
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