arterial tension

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1. the act of stretching.
2. the condition of being stretched or strained; the degree to which something is stretched or strained.
3. the partial pressure of a component of a gas mixture or of a gas dissolved in a fluid, such as oxygen in blood.
5. mental, emotional, or nervous strain.
6. hostility between two or more individuals or groups.
arterial tension blood pressure within an artery.
carbon dioxide tension the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the blood, noted as pCO2 in blood gas analysis. See also respiration.
electric tension electromotive force.
intraocular tension intraocular pressure.
surface tension tension or resistance that acts to preserve the integrity of a surface.
tissue tension a state of equilibrium between tissues and cells that prevents overaction of any part.
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ar·te·ri·al ten·sion

the blood pressure within an artery.
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ar·te·ri·al ten·sion

(ahr-tēr'ē-ăl ten'shŭn)
The blood pressure within an artery.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ar·te·ri·al ten·sion

(ahr-tēr'ē-ăl ten'shŭn)
Blood pressure within an artery.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Connected with the hierarchy of physiomotor aptitudes we noticed that, although at this age these are fluctuant, the realized order after the obtained score being: voluntary apnea, vital capacity, cardiac frequency and arterial tension. The voluntary apnea is considered favorable in report with the other parameters by its connection with the resistance to hypoxia knowing that the increase of sport results in the sports with a cyclic character is made parallel with the increase of individual stability at hypoxia, and this factor is a very good criterion in foreseeing the athlete's future (V.B.
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