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escape

 [es-kāp´]
the act of becoming free.
vagal escape the exhaustion of or adaptation to neural chemical mediators in the regulation of systemic arterial pressure.
ventricular escape extrasystole in which a ventricular pacemaker becomes effective before the sinoatrial pacemaker; it usually occurs with slow sinus rates and often, but not necessarily, with increased vagal tone.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

es·cape

(es-kāp'),
Term used to describe the situation when a pacemaker defaults or AV conduction fails and another, usually lower pacemaker, assumes the function of pacemaking for one or more beats.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

es·cape

(es-kāp')
cardiology Term used to describe the situation when a higher pacemaker defaults or atrioventricular conduction fails and a lower pacemaker assumes the function of pacemaking for one or more beats.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

escape

  1. any cultivated plant growing in the wild that is not well naturalized.
  2. any organism that is normally captive but which has been freed into the natural environment.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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As shown in Figure 3, when vehicle-treated LH animals were subjected to footshock under an escapable condition on day 18, they exhibited a deficit in escape performance.
Although the volume offers an energizing variety of viewpoints on the topic of art and politics, it has an occasional tendency to present political commitment and critical social commentary as an escapable moral obligation for writers.
(26) A similar worry is raised by Irfan Khawaja, who argues that, granted morality's dependence on a choice to live, obligations appear merely "hypothetical," and thus "arbitrary" and "escapable." In a question that aptly formulates the problem, Khawaja asks: "If the Objectivist view is really 'objective', how can morality's binding force rest on a choice?
(185) But at the very least all persons are entitled to such "elementary capabilities" as "being able to avoid such deprivations as starvation, undernourishment, escapable morbidity and premature mortality, as well as ...
The substantive freedoms include elementary capabilities like being able to avoid such deprivations as starvation, undernourishment, escapable morbidity and premature mortality, as well as the freedoms that are associated with being literate and numerate, enjoying political participation and uncensored speech and so on.
"We've tried to look at themes of fate and whether fate is predetermined or escapable, and that led me to the Tchaikovsky symphonies and his obsession with the idea of fate.
Also, since we used inescapable swim stress in the present experiments, it is not known if escapable swim stress would have impacted behavior.
The starting point of the incremental model is the basic relationship of profit in which contribution equals revenue less total variable and escapable costs.
The pub's traditional feel tends to attract older crowds and beer enthusiasts, but karaoke nights and quizzes (escapable by hiding in the back area) attract a refreshing mix.
For example, Klein and Seligman (1976) showed that participants exposed to inescapable noise were subsequently slower to escape the noise when it was escapable. Similarly, Hiroto and Seligman (1975) showed that when participants exposed to inescapable shock subsequently failed to emit escape operants when the shock was escapable.
The Ospreys have a pool which is very escapable. Saracens are their main rivals and although Treviso are no more the whipping boys they were, they are not exactly Toulouse quite yet.