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Effects that hyperinflation has on pulmonary compliance and chest distensibility?
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Dr. David Dang
Radiology
In brief: Less distensibility
When the lungs are hyperinflated from emphysema (COPD) or asthma, inspiratory ability is reduced.
Air cannot come out and thus less air can come in. This is due to reduced distensbility of the lungs as the lungs are already distended.

In brief: Less distensibility
When the lungs are hyperinflated from emphysema (COPD) or asthma, inspiratory ability is reduced.
Air cannot come out and thus less air can come in. This is due to reduced distensbility of the lungs as the lungs are already distended.
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