Compliance

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Compliance

Observance; conformity; obedience.

Compliance with the federal Income Tax laws is essential to avoid prosecution for Tax Evasion.

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Russell FE, Van der Walt JH, Jacob J, Slater AJ, Baghurst P (2002) Pulmonary volume recruitment manoeuvre restores pulmonary compliance and resistance after apnoea in anaesthetized lambs.
Moreover, corticosteroids do nothing to prevent either postoperative decreases in pulmonary compliance or increases in alveolar-arterial oxygen pressure, and they may adversely affect postoperative fluid balance, he said.
In restrictive pattern of lung disease, both the FEV1 and FVC are proportionately decreased as a result of reduced pulmonary compliance.
Pulmonary surfactant (PS) is synthesized by type II alveolar epithelial (ATII) cells and plays a crucial role in the maintenance of pulmonary compliance and fluid balance in the lungs, in preventing the lung from collapsing at the end of expiration, and in regulating the size of alveoli and pulmonary immune defenses.
Instead, pulmonary compliance usually increases while the lung elastic recoil remains normal (35).