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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Values lower than 1 suggest a continuous decrease in elastance during lung inflation.
Offspring exposed to arsenic had significantly higher tissue elastance (p = 0.
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Also typical of restrictive abnormalities, IPF patients have normal or increased expiratory flows because of increased lung elastance.
In a group of COPD patients who failed a weaning trial, development of rapid shallow breathing with high dynamic lung elastance and intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEPi) was observed, suggestive of dynamic hyperinflation as the dominant pathophysiological mechanism.
A patient with greatly increased elastance and short time constant (e.