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energy or power; that which originates or arrests motion or other activity.
electromotive force the force that, by reason of differences in potential, causes a flow of electricity from one place to another, giving rise to an electric current.
reserve force energy above that required for normal functioning. In the heart it is the power that will take care of the additional circulatory burden imposed by bodily exertion.
shearing f's see shear.
van der Waals f's the relatively weak, short-range forces of attraction existing between atoms and molecules, which results in the attraction of nonpolar organic compounds to each other (hydrophobic bonding).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
the energy residing in the organism or any of its parts above that required for its normal functioning.
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reserve forceA reserve of energy in excess of that required to carry out normal activities.
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re·serve force(rē-zĕrv' fōrs)
The energy residing in the organism or any of its parts above that required for its normal functioning.
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