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Lung Compliance MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Lung Compliance
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.386.700.475
G09.772.540
Unique ID
D008170
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008170
Annotation
usually NIM
Scope Note
The capability of the LUNGS to distend under pressure as measured by pulmonary volume change per unit pressure change. While not a complete description of the pressure-volume properties of the lung, it is nevertheless useful in practice as a measure of the comparative stiffness of the lung. (From Best & Taylor's Physiological Basis of Medical Practice, 12th ed, p562)
Previous Indexing
Elasticity (1966-1967)
Lung/physiology (1966-1967)
See Also
Respiratory Mechanics
Public MeSH Note
70
History Note
70(68)
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Lung Compliance Preferred
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