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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
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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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These devices decrease upper airway resistance by enlarging the area in the nasal valve.
If the panting is too fast or too slow, the increased airway resistance can change measured pressures.
[26,27] Alternatively, the level of CPAP prescribed, although appropriate to eliminate apneas and hypopneas, might be subtherapeutic if it does not also prevent an elevation in upper airway resistance. [21] The resulting flow limitation increases the patient's work of breathing.
It also involves state-specific changes in respiratory load compensation in the form of variations in the medullary motor output to primary and accessory respiratory muscles in response to upper airway resistance and changes in resistance.
Basing a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its milder form, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), solely on a history of loud snoring is similar to diagnosing myocardial ischemia solely on a history of chest pain.
The cuff is supposed to be deflated for minimizing airway resistance and enables upper airway ventilation.
cancer low rate of but this mainly cases detected late "This mismatch causes upper airway resistance syndrome, which means sufferers are in a constant state of interrupted sleep where their brain is being told the airway needs to be opened," said Dr Beata O'Donoghue, a sleep consultant at The London Clinic (thelondonclinic.com).
"This mismatch causes upper airway resistance syndrome, which means sufferers are in a constant state of interrupted sleep where their brain is being told the airway needs to be opened," says Dr Beata O'Donoghue, a sleep consultant at The London Clinic (thelondonclinic.com).
Emphysema produces increased airway resistance because the bronchioles are obstructed as a result of inflammation and because damaged bronchioles collapse during expiration, trapping air within the alveolar sacs.
Change in specific airway resistance (sRaw) of mice after being sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin and inhalation of different concentrations of methacholine compared with the control group (P<0.05).
The other objective test was anterior rhinomanometry, which measured nasal airway resistance at 150 Pa.
For both groups, nasal peak inspiratory flow improved, while nasal airway resistance and minimum cross-sectional area remained similar.

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