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conductance

 [kon-duk´tans]
ability to conduct or transmit, as electricity or other energy or material.
airway conductance in studies of respiration, an expression of the amount of air reaching the alveoli per unit of time per unit of pressure, the reciprocal of airway resistance.
social conductance interaction appropriate to one's environment, making use of manners, respect for personal space, eye contact, gestures, active listening, and self expression; a performance component of occupational therapy.

airway conductance (Gaw)

the instantaneous rate of gas flow in the airway per unit of pressure difference between the mouth, nose, or other airway opening and the alveoli. It is the reciprocal of airway resistance.

airway conductance

Abbreviation: GAW
The amount of airflow divided by the amount of pressure that produces it; a measure of the ability of the respiratory airways to maintain airflow.
See also: conductance
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Dydi hyn ddim yn wir am bob caws - mae'n gas gen i'r stwff sydd wedi ei fygu, a dydi feta ddim yn gwneud llawer i mi; ond rhowch i mi gaws glas da, caws Brie de Meaux meddal, neu sleisen rwberaidd o Jarlsberg a dwi'n gwenu fel giat.
MI ddywedodd rhywun rhywdro 'pe byddai'r Wyddfa'n gaws .
Mae'n amser mashrwms eto, neu madarch neu gaws llyffant fel y mae rhai'n eu galw.