Laplace's law

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Laplace's law

[läpläs′]
Etymology: Pierre S. de Laplace, French physicist, 1749-1827
a principle of physics that the tension on the wall of a sphere is the product of the pressure times the radius of the chamber and the tension is inversely related to the thickness of the wall.

Laplace's law

a law that, like the bernoulli principle, accounts for the higher wall tension in an arterial aneurysm.