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gap

 [gap]
an opening or hiatus.
anion gap the concentration of plasma anions not routinely measured by laboratory screening, accounting for the difference between the routinely measured anions and cations and equal to the plasma sodium − (chloride + bicarbonate); used in the evaluation of acid-base disorders.
auscultatory gap a period in which Korotkoff sounds disappear during auscultation of a patient' s blood pressure.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gap

(gap),
1. A hiatus or opening in a structure.
2. An interval or discontinuity in any series or sequence.
3. A period in the cell cycle.
4. A communicating junction.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

gap

Vox populi A separation between 2 or more objects or processes. See Anion gap, AC-BC gap, Developmental gap, Gender gap, Osmolar gap, Utilization gap.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gap

(G) (gap)
1. A hiatus or opening in a structure.
2. An interval or discontinuity in any series or sequence.
3. A period in the cell cycle.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gap

(gap)
1. Space created because two adjacent teeth in dental arch do not touch.
2. A hiatus or opening in a structure.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The output of the DC high voltage source is applied across the ends of spark gap which attached to the mutual plate of both the capacitors and to C1 which charged the capacitors to their extreme values through identical polarization concurrently while initially the potential difference between the spark gap is at extreme value and minimum across the laser cavity (discharge channel).
In modern engines the turbulence intensity have been increased, which demands better ignition systems in order to avoid smaller spark gaps (which would plenty affect the engine performance).
Based on ANOVA as shown in Table 5, it implied that pulse on time, pulse off time, peak current, and spark gap voltage were significant to surface roughness.
The whole process is fully automated, with the control of the spark gap producing very accurate pulse on-times, leading to a uniform crater size and hence regularity of texture.
"But no one is doing this to the same extent as us," he claims, "because you need the turbulence generator and the small spark gap."
In 1986, the FDA approved the Dornier HM3 system, which uses an underwater spark-gap generator to produce high intensity shock waves.[13,20,23,29] An electrical current passed between the electrodes of the spark gap produces an arc that vaporizes water, causing a microexplosion.
A "spark gap test" that detects holes in the insulation after manufacture could have been repeated before the flight, he noted.
Several factors, including peak-to-peak voltage of the unit in the coagulation mode, determine the maximal spark gap permitted; ie, the greater the peak-to-peak voltage (crest factor), the more likely the spark will traverse the air gap to the tissue.
Using a spark gap in the form of a dipole installed at the center of a parabolic metal mirror, Hertz was able to produce a smaller spark at a loop receiving gap 5 feet away.
A small sample of material is placed in a cup in a test chamber and then dispersed over a heated coil or spark gap by a blast of air.