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measure of the resistance to flow of a fluid under an applied force absolute viscosity , coefficient of viscosity , dynamic viscosity
condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed acholia , cholestasis
opposition to the flow of sound through a surface; acoustic resistance is the real component of acoustic impedance and acoustic reactance is the imaginary component acoustic impedance , acoustic reactance , acoustic resistance
hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules ADH , antidiuretic hormone , Pitressin , vasopressin
high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) aegir , bore , eager , eagre , tidal bore
branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases (especially air) and their effects on bodies in the flow aerodynamics , aeromechanics
flow to or toward an area afflux
flow of air airflow , air flow , flow of air
flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller airstream , backwash , race , slipstream , wash
absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow amenia , amenorrhea , amenorrhoea
meter that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes ammeter
highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally Angel , Angel Falls
road into which secondary roads flow, major arterial road , artery , trunk road
route into which local routes flow, major artery
well drilled through impermeable strata into strata that receive water from a higher altitude so there is pressure to force the water to flow upward artesian well
ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids astringency , stypsis
fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow atheroma
choke that automatically controls the flow of air to the carburetor automatic choke
flow that returns toward its source backflow , backflowing
water, backward flow of backwash
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