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collapse

 [kŏ-laps´]
1. a state of extreme prostration and depression, with failure of circulation.
2. abnormal falling in of the walls of a part or organ.
circulatory collapse shock (def. 2).

col·lapse

(kō-laps'),
1. A condition of extreme prostration, similar or identical to hypovolemic shock and due to the same causes.
2. A state of profound physical depression.
3. A falling together of the walls of a structure.
4. The failure of a physiologic system.
5. The falling away of an organ from its surrounding structure, for example, collapse of the lung.
[L. col-labor, pp. -lapsus, to fall together]
Psychology A popular term for a complete mental breakdown
Public health An accident involving the loss of an industrial or domestic building or structure’s integrity

collapse

A state of extreme prostration and depression, with circulatory failure. See Volitional collapse.

col·lapse

(kŏ-laps')
1. A condition of extreme prostration.
2. A state of profound physical depression.
3. A falling together of the walls of a structure or the failure of a physiologic system.
[L. col-labor, pp. -lapsus, to fall together]

collapse

An abrupt failure of health, strength or psychological fortitude. The term is used more by the laity than by the medical profession.

col·lapse

(kŏ-laps')
1. Condition of extreme prostration, similar or identical to hypovolemic shock and due to same causes.
2. State of profound physical depression.
3. Failure of a physiologic system.
4. Falling away of an organ from its surrounding structure.
[L. col-labor, pp. -lapsus, to fall together]
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In these circumstances, we considered the maximum and minimum measurements to reasonably represent the inspiratory and expiratory dimensions respectively and the difference to reflect the airway collapsibility. The second limitation is the lack of comparative measurements in the awake state to truly associate the airway changes with the drug effect.
Echocardiographic findings of IVC dilatation with reduced collapsibility have traditionally been associated with elevated right atrial pressure.
In terms of maximum dry density, both samples are in the non - collapsible soil category therefore both soils are suitable slope materials as far as collapsibility is concerned.
IVC maximum diameter (IVCmax) minus minimum diameter (IVCmin) divided by maximum diameter has been called collapsibility index (CI) and maybe expressed as a percentage [30-34].
Some of these studies, however, used complex imaging and measuring techniques such as formal transesophageal echocardiography, caval or collapsibility indices, and repeated reviews and multiple readings taken during the ventilatory cycle12,13.
Therefore, based on these anatomical factors, pharyngeal collapsibility would appear to be greater in men than in women for a given negative pressure during inspiration.
Statistical methods for analyzing collapsibility in regression models.
Echocardiography: Several markers of haemodynamic compromise were noted by Yacoub et al (15) on admission, including severe tachycardia, low stroke volume index, and high inferior vena cava collapsibility index, which improved subsequently.
RV systolic pressure (RVSP) was estimated with tricuspid regurgitation ( TR) jet velocity with the addition of right atrium (RA) pressure, with the RA pressure estimated from inferior vena cava (IVC) size and its collapsibility. IVC diameter in 4 chambers sub costal view Less than 21mm that collapse Greater than 50% with sniff, suggested a normal RA pressure about 6mmHg.
The modified Bernoulli equation derived from the tricuspid regurgitation jet velocity and estimated right atrial pressure from inferior vena cava collapsibility was used in determining systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP) (28).
Other innovations Vance points to include more flexible packaging as consumers discover that high-quality products can come in flexible packages; spouted pouches that offer resealability; and products with features such as lightweight, yet durable materials, easy-to-open and reclosable options (spouted pouches), easy-to-carry features such as handles, safety and durability features, high product extraction rates, package material reductions and collapsibility upon emptying.
We used a collapsibility criterion [less than or equal to]15%, and the significance of potential interactions was based on the partial likelihood ratio test (23).