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  • n. An electrical property that is the inverse of capacitance.
  • n. A measurement of the tendency of the lung, urinary bladder, gallbladder or other cavity to recoil inwards. Opposite of compliance.

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  • n. the reciprocal of capacitance


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  • The pulmonary function abnormalities included decreased static compliance as well as increased conducting airway resistance, tissue damping, and elastance.

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  • Tissue damping (G) and tissue elastance (H) were significantly increased in all groups after 30 min of ventilation (P

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