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.
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The LIVE procedure is based upon a well-defined law of physics called the law of Laplace, which describes the relationship between the radius and pressure of the LV, and its resulting wall tension.
7,8) This situation is contrary to the law of Laplace.