nasal complianceENT The change in nasal volume per unit pressure, which may be determined by the transition from nasal to oronasal breathing; NC is measured by acoustic rhinometry, which demonstrates that anterior NC is > posterior NC and vasoconstrictors ↓ midnasal compliance. See Acoustic rhinometry. Cf Pulmonary compliance.
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