elastance


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elastance

(ɪˈlæstəns)
n
(General Physics) physics the reciprocal of capacitance. It is measured in reciprocal farads (darafs)
[C19: from elastic + -ance]
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Noun1.elastance - the reciprocal of capacitance
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
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MR-Intracranial pressure (ICP): a method to measure intracranial elastance and pressure noninvasively by means of MR imaging: baboon and human study.
A "snapshot perturbation" maneuver was then used to measure the resistance (R), compliance (C), and elastance (E) of the whole respiratory system.
The patients were divided into two groups according to the chest wall elastance/respiratory system elastance ratio.
Therefore, if the lung and chest wall elastance are similar, the pressure increment measured relative to atmosphere (plateau minus total PEEP) will be evenly split--pleural pressure will rise by the same amount as the pressure that expanded the lung.
sup][1],[2],[3],[5] A recent study concluded that RPE is rare after large-volume thoracentesis and is independent of the volume of fluid removed, pleural pressures and pleural elastance and recommends drainage of pleural fluid safely so long the patient tolerates.
Relationship between effective arterial elastance, total vascular resistance, and augmentation index at the ascending aorta and left ventricular diastolic function in older women.
The Philips Respironics V680 Ventilator is the only ventilator to provide continuous measurements of dynamic resistance, compliance, elastance, and plateau pressure in both single and dual-limb invasive and noninvasive modes, the company said.
This could be due to inflammation, mucus, thickening of the airway lining, or loss of the natural elastance [ability to return to its original dimensions following the removal of pressure] of the lung," he says.
Chapters cover the linear single-compartment model and implications for lung resistance and elastance, nonlinear single-compartment models and implications for flow limitation, linear two-compartment models, the general linear model, inverse models of lung impedance, the constant phase model of impedance, and nonlinear dynamic models.
Acute (and predictable) right heart failure as measured by decreased stroke work despite raised effective pulmonary artery elastance often manifested with a raised central venous pressure.