Medical Dictionary

compliance

noun com·pli·ance \kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s\

Definition of COMPLIANCE

1
:  the ability or process of yielding to changes in pressure without disruption of structure or function <a study of pulmonary compliance> <the tone of colonic muscle as judged by compliance of the gut wall—S. C. Truelove>
2
:  the process of complying with a regimen of treatment <simplified drug regimens may encourage better compliance>
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
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