thoracic compliance

tho·rac·ic com·pli·ance

that portion of total ventilatory compliance ascribable to compliance of the thoracic cage.
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13, 17, 18) The deposition of fat around the ribcage and inside the visceral cavity creates a mechanical effect on the diaphragm, impeding its excursion and reducing the thoracic compliance.
Continuous adjustment is required as the patient is pressurized due to changes in thoracic compliance.