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paradoxical

See paradoxic.

paradoxic

, paradoxical (păr″ă-dŏk′sĭk) (-sĭ-kăl)
Seemingly contradictory but demonstrably true.

paradoxical

different from what is expected; at variance with the established laws.

paradoxical motion
see paradoxical respiration (below).
paradoxical respiration
a type of breathing in which all or part of a lung inflates during inspiration and balloons out during expiration; the opposite of normal chest motion. Called also paradoxical motion. The condition seriously inhibits the movement of gases during respiration and can produce severe and even fatal cardiovascular disturbances and respiratory insufficiency if not quickly relieved by emergency treatment.
Paradoxical respiration or paradoxical motion of the lung usually results from traumatic injury to the thorax (flail chest) in which several ribs are fractured in two or more places and are no longer attached by bony cartilage to the rest of the rib cage. The condition can also be seen following surgical removal of several ribs and in paralysis of the diaphragm.
paradoxical septal motion
in echocardiography, the interventricular septum moves away from the left ventricular free wall during systole. Normally, it would move towards the wall. It is seen in right ventricular hypertrophy.
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At its core, the overarching perspective we rely on to theorize a paradoxical perspective of communication is in itself interdisciplinary and rooted in diverse cultural traditions.
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Instead of seeking a clear, "either/or" decision using formal logic to weigh the pros and cons of each side, paradoxical tensions demand paradoxical thinking, a more fluid and holistic mindset that leverages the distinctions and synergies between elements in search of both/and solutions.
There were no paradoxical movements of vocal folds; the left vocal fold was shorter, with a loose edge, and the posterior region of the glottis tilted to the left in phonation (Figures 3 and 4).
The pathophysiology of paradoxical herniation has been postulated to be secondary to a large craniectomy defect exposing the intracranial contents to the external positive atmospheric pressure.
Postoperative complications due to paradoxical vocal cord motion.
Comorbidities with paradoxical relationship to mortality after AMI included hypertension, diabetes, hypothyroidism, obesity, blood anemias, deficiency anemias, valvular heart disorder, depression, drug abuse, and ulcer with no bleeding.
The process of constructing the paradoxical decomposition is given in section 2.
5%) of 237 patients with TB at baseline started on HAART had paradoxical TB-associated IRIS, while 12 (3%) of 390 patients without TB at baseline developed ART-associated TB after starting HAART.
He employs an inductive method to reach this conclusion, arguing that the classical (patristic) interpretations of the teachings are paradoxical and that thus far no modern theologian has avoided paradox without falling into heterodoxy (famously, modalism, tritheism, and subordinationism in the case of trinitarian doctrine).
Provides a reliable effort signal that eliminates effort signal loss and false paradoxical signal.