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wa·ter·fall

(wah'tĕr-fawl),
Flow in vascular beds where lateral pressure tending to collapse vessels greatly exceeds venous pressure. Flow is independent of venous pressure and occurs only when arterial pressure exceeds lateral pressure; likened to the flow that forms a waterfall from a sluice or dam spillway, with arterial pressure being height of water behind the dam, lateral pressure being spillway height, and venous pressure being height of outflow stream below the dam.
Synonym(s): sluice

wa·ter·fall

(waw'tĕr-fawl)
A term used to describe flow in vascular beds where lateral pressure tending to collapse vessels greatly exceeds venous pressure. Flow is independent of venous pressure and occurs only when arterial pressure exceeds lateral pressure.
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Distribute paper and colored pencils to the class, and ask them to draw a waterfall. Their waterfall can be tall or short, straight or wavy.
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The waterfall burble is what gives you the hint of the magnificent waterfall that is tucked under the thicket.KWS ranger Robinson Gwabi, who has made numerous trips to the falls with tourists, says the waterfall has never dried up.
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