# Bernoulli effect

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## Ber·noul·li ef·fect

(bĕr-nū'lē),the decrease in fluid pressure that occurs in converting potential to kinetic energy when motion of the fluid is accelerated, in accordance with Bernoulli law; applied in water aspirators, atomizers, and humidifiers in which a gas is accelerated across the end of a narrow, fluid-filled orifice.

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## Bernoulli effect

(Bĕr-noo′lē) [Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, 1654–1705]

In pulmonology, the inverse variation in pressure with gas velocity in tubal air flow.

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## Bernoulli,

Daniel, Swiss mathematician, 1700-1782.**Bernoulli effect**- the decrease in fluid pressure that occurs in converting potential to kinetic energy when motion of the fluid is accelerated in accordance with Bernoulli law.

**Bernoulli law**- when friction is negligible, the velocity of flow of a gas or fluid through a tube is inversely related to its pressure against the side of the tube. Synonym(s): Bernoulli principle; Bernoulli theorem

**Bernoulli principle**- Synonym(s): Bernoulli law

**Bernoulli theorem**- Synonym(s): Bernoulli law

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