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shock wave

1. A compression wave produced by a shock such as an earthquake or explosion that is characterized by a sudden change in air pressure, density, and velocity.
2. An electromagnetic or sonic shock wave focused at a specific target (e.g., within the body).
3. A sudden disruption. See: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy; shock wave
See also: wave
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According to several studies, the possible risk factors of subcapsular or perirenal hematoma post-ESWL include hypertension, coagulopathy, thrombocytopenia, drugs influencing blood coagulation, diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, generalized atherosclerosis, obesity, increasing age, stone location (calyceal calculi), a larger stone size, increasing numbers of shocks, a higher shock wave voltage, and a greater frequency.[1],[3],[4],[5],[6],[7] Reported incidences of post-ESWL subcapsular or perirenal hematoma range from <1% to >30%.
A clinical study of extracorporeal shock waves (ESW) for treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis.
Lin Baiquan, professor of China University of Mining and Technology, had made researches on the influential factors of the shock wave and flame propagation in the pipeline gas explosion combustion area [17, 18].
Therefore, in the current work, a novel high-power hydraulic shock wave simulator was proposed to simulate the real shock wave.
This patent introduces the use of high efficiency shock waves for secondary and tertiary oil exploitation.
It can be seen from the figure that the sandstone sample was well fractured under the impact of shock waves generated by the electric pulse device for five times.
There are multiple set of shock waves can formed from the surface of the ramp wedge.
Tanno, "Unsteady drag on a sphere by shock wave loading," Shock Waves, vol.
The waves associated with the two characteristic fields will be either shock waves or rarefaction waves which are determined by the choice of initial data.
Onodera, "Holographic interferometric study on propagating and focusing of underwater shock waves by micro-explosions," in Optical Methods in Dynamics of Fluids and Solids, pp.
Shock Waves in Conservation Laws With Physical Viscosity