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noun antagonism, assault, attack, battle, blocking, check, combat, confrontation, contention, contrariness, contravention, contumacy, counteraction, defiance, disobedience, fight, hindrance, immunity, insubordination, insurgence, insurrection, mutiny, noncompliance, nonconformance, obstinacy, obstruction, oppugnance, oppugnation, protest, rebellion, rebuff, recalcitrance, recusancy, refusal, reluctance, repugnance, repulsion, revolt, revolution, sedition, stand, strife, strike, struggle, unalterableness, unwillingness, unyieldingness, uprising, withstanding
See also: battle, conflict, contempt, contention, contest, contravention, defiance, deterrence, disadvantage, disapproval, dispute, fight, impediment, impugnation, mutiny, negation, opposition, protest, reaction, rebellion, rebuff, refusal, reluctance, revolt, struggle

RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

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Compared with OSA patients, those with upper airway resistance syndrome tend to be younger, female, and have a lower body mass index (Respiration 2012;83[6]:559-66).
I encourage clinicians to familiarise themselves with monitoring parameters, which may include, for instance, real-time lung compliance, airway resistance and occlusion pressures.
However, it has been stated that pressure equilibration between alveoli and mouth can be incomplete in case of severe airway obstruction and therefore the interrupter technique may underestimate airway resistance [15].
Once the source for her upper airway resistance was treated she slept through the night without incident.
We conducted a study to compare pre- and post-treatment (1) simultaneously measured nasal cavity and intramaxillary sinus pressures, (2) changes in mucociliary transport function, and (3) changes in nasal airway resistance.
4'-dihydroxyphenyl) ethyl-O-[alpha]-L-rhamnopyranosyl(l (1 [right arrow] 3)-[beta]-D-(4-0-caffeoyl)-glucopyranoside] from their ethylacetate fractions, respectively, and evaluated their anti-asthmatic effects on the aerosolized ovalbumin (OA) challenge in the OA-sensitized guinea-pigs measuring the specific airway resistance (sRaw) during the immediate-phase response (IAR) and late-phase response (LAR), and also measured recruitment of leukocytes and chemical mediators on the bronchoalveolar lavage fluids (BALF) in LAR, as well as histopathological survey.
In a normal state, the small airways contribute little to airway resistance but may have a disproportionate effect on lung function in a damaged state, so this renewed interest is well justified.
Mum Diane was suffering from upper airway resistance syndrome - a sleeping disorder that meant she would constantly catch her breath causing her to momentarily wake.
A flow tracing that shows an inspiratory plateau (flow limitation) indicates that upper airway resistance is high and that narrowing of the upper airway is at least partly responsible for a hypopnoea.
Adverse outcomes included short-term changes in oxygenation, heart rate, blood pressure, airway resistance and dyspnea, as well as the potential for lower airway contamination.
Results from preclinical studies demonstrated the ability of senicapoc to reverse antigen-induced increases in airway resistance and airway hyper-reactivity.
We measured specific airway resistance (sRaw), and recruitment of leukocytes, histamine and protein contents and phospholipase A2 (PLA2) activity in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF).

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