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Lung Compliance

"Lung Compliance" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lung Compliance" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lung Compliance" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 113 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 1998 and 1999 and 2004
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.