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Definition: 'Dynamic Compliance Of Lung'

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dynamic compliance of lung

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Definitions:
1. the value obtained when lung compliance is estimated during breathing by dividing the tidal volume by the difference in instantaneous transpulmonary pressures at the ends of the respiratory excursions, when flow in the airway is momentarily zero; this value deviates markedly from static compliance in patients in whom resistances and compliances are not uniform throughout the lung (uneven time constants).

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