compliance of lungs


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compliance of lungs

A measure of the distensibility of the lungs. It is expressed as the change in volume of the lungs in liters when the transpulmonary pressure is changed by 1 cm of water pressure. Normal lung compliance is 0.1 L/cm H2O. . It is reduced by abnormalities that stiffen the lungs or chest wall.
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