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tension

 [ten´shun]
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.

ten·sion

(ten'shŭn),
1. The act of stretching.
2. The condition of being stretched or tense, or a stretching or pulling force.
3. The partial pressure of a gas, especially that of a gas dissolved in a liquid such as blood.
4. Mental, emotional, or nervous strain; strained relations or barely controlled hostility between people or groups.
[L. tensio, fr. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tension

(tĕn′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of stretching something tight.
b. The condition of so being stretched; tautness.
2.
a. A force tending to stretch or elongate something.
b. A measure of such a force: a tension on the cable of 50 pounds.

ten′sion·al adj.

tension

Vox populi A general term for any form of actual or perceived pressure. See Tension headache.

ten·sion

(ten'shŭn)
1. The act of stretching.
2. The condition of being stretched or tense, or a stretching or pulling force.
3. The partial pressure of a gas, especially that of a gas dissolved in a liquid such as blood.
4. Mental, emotional, or nervous strain; strained relations or barely controlled hostility between people or groups.
[L. tensio, fr. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tension

Muscle contraction as a reflection of anxiety. Most headaches are caused in this way. Tension, and associated symptoms, can often be relieved by formal relaxation procedures.

ten·sion

(ten'shŭn)
1. Act of stretching.
2. Condition of being stretched or tense, or a stretching or pulling force.
[L. tensio, fr. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

Patient discussion about tension

Q. What are the symptoms of tension and migraine headaches? I get a lot of headaches and wanted to know if there is a way to tell if I am having migraines or regular tension headaches.

A. Check out this website, its all about headaches and migraines:
http://headaches.about.com/od/headpain101/a/what_is.htm

Q. i feel huge tension when i am in close narrow environment , is it a phobia?

A. Yes, it may be considered a phobia, or more specifically situational type phobia. However, the important thing is whether is this fear reasonable? Do you think it's out of proportion? Phobia is a fear that one perceive as irrational and out of proportion and yet one feels and is affected adversely by it. If this fear is appropriate (e.g. fear of falling in mountain climbing) it's not a phobia.

You may read more about it http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/phobias.html

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The administration have installed 1701 km high tension lines for the upgradation of system and to provide electricity with best voltage to customers.
Reports are also coming in that the power breakdown is being exacerbated by faults in the power supplier's extra high tension lines. This is the third major power breakdown in the city this month.
A spokesperson for the K-Electric director said that the problem was caused by the tripping of extra-high tension lines, a problem that took up to 12 hours to fix which, as things stand, might happen again and again.
Given the patient's age, the relaxed skin tension lines (RSTLs) of the face were easy to delineate (figure 1, B).
The administration had installed 1873 km high tension lines for upgradation of the system and to provide electricity with best voltage to consumers.
During July to November 2018, Mepco has installed 1232 kilometre high tension lines across region and total length of HT lines reached to 75000 kilometre.
Residents of the port city faced similar problem last week following a power breakdown due to tripping of Extra High Tension lines. The power breakdown initiated late Saturday night and continued through Sunday afternoon.
KARACHI -- The port city plunged into darkness late Saturday night following a power breakdown due to tripping of Extra High Tension lines (EHT).
They further said that the condition of electricity poles and high tension lines was extremely screwed but no one was paying attention towards it.
Mepco installed high tension and low tension lines to ensure provision of electricity with the best voltage, early new connections and to avoid issues of tripping.
The administration has installed 452 km high tension lines for the upgradation of system and total length of the HT line reached to 73,351 km in the region.