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the distensibility of the lungs, as measured by plethysmography during the breathing cycle. See also lung compliance.
dy·nam·ic com·pli·ance(dī-nam'ik kŏm-plī'ăns)
Compliance measured during cyclic variations in the volume of a distensible vessel; the ratio of the change in volume to the change in distending pressure when the pressure change is measured between points in time at which the rate of volume change is zero.
A measure of the ease of lung inflation with positive pressure.
See also: compliance