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flow

 [flo]
1. the movement of a liquid or gas.
2. the amount of a fluid that passes through an organ or part in a specified time; called also flow rate.
forced expiratory flow (FEF) the rate of airflow recorded in measurements of forced vital capacity, usually calculated as an average flow over a given portion of the expiratory curve; the portion between 25 and 75 per cent of forced vital capacity is called the maximal midexpiratory flow. Called also forced expiratory flow rate.
laminar flow smooth, uninterrupted flow as of a gas through a tube.
maximal expiratory flow FEF200–1200; the rate of airflow at forced vital capacity, represented graphically as the slope of the line connecting the points 200 mL and 1200 mL on the forced expiratory volume curve. See also pulmonary function tests. Called also maximal expiratory flow rate.
maximal midexpiratory flow FEF25–75; the maximum rate of airflow measured between expired volumes of 25 and 75 per cent of the vital capacity during a forced expiration; represented graphically as the slope of the line connecting the points on the forced expiratory volume curve at 25 and 75 per cent of the forced vital capacity. See also pulmonary function tests. Called also maximal midexpiratory flow rate.
renal plasma flow (RPF) the amount of plasma that perfuses the kidneys per unit time, approximately 90 per cent of the total constitutes the effective renal plasma flow, the portion that perfuses functional renal tissue such as the glomeruli.
turbulent flow flow that is agitated or haphazard.

RPF

Abbreviation for renal plasma flow. See: effective renal plasma flow.
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Plasma cortisol concentrations were lower (p<0.05) on the starting day than during the other periods, and RPF supplementation did not affect (p>0.05) cortisol concentrations (Table 5).
The management of RPF involves urgent attention to obstructing organs such as ureters requiring stenting and surgery for obstructive bowel or vascular structures and immunosuppressive medications.
On CT scans, RPF may appear as a rind of soft tissue around the aorta and inferior vena cava extending between the renal hilum and sacral promontory.
(4), (5) There are no well-defined guidelines for the diagnosis or treatment of RPF. (6) Retroperitoneal fibrosis rarely remits spontaneously, and prolonged therapy with a high dose of steroids combined with immunosuppressive drugs is usually required.
Pilot engine was going from Gomea to Badakakana on a routine journey with four Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel.
Full-service provider of SAP solutions itelligence AG announced on Friday its majority interest (51%) in business intelligence and data warehousing solutions provider RPF Consulting LLC.
legislative elections, the ruling RPF won 73% in the 80-seat National
Second, throughout the chapters on the ICTR, Peskin portrays the RPF as monolithic and comprising a highly centralized government.
Twenty seven members of parliament are to be elected in indirect voting between Tuesday and Thursday, with 24 seats reserved for women, two for youth representatives and one for a representative of the disabled.Certain victoryKagame on Monday said he was confident of victory as polls opened."I have no reason not to be confident," he told reporters as he cast his ballot on Monday.But the overall election results are thought to be a foregone conclusion as no opposition party challenged the RPF.The opposition in the small central African country is made up of about a dozen parties which have been in exile since the end of the genocide and did not field candidates.
Coagulase (RPF media) or latex agglutination tests are used for confirmation.
Members of the Black Widow faction of the Dima Halim Daogah insurgent group in Assam's North Cachar Hills district ambushed four vehicles in which about 14 RPF personnel were traveling near Mandarbisa railway station, Press Trust of India reported, quoting Additional Superintendent of Police Nitai Chandra Ghosh.