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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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Pulmonary and systemic hemodynamic responses to ketamine in infants with normal and elevated pulmonary vascular resistance.
Perioperative pulmonary hypertensive crisis mandates immediate management to decrease pulmonary vascular resistance by pulmonary vasodilators either intravenous or inhalational, inotropic support and identification of the cause.
In this situation, pulmonary vascular resistance is within reference range (<3.
Other researchers have reported a connection between elevated pulmonary vascular resistance and early mortality.
When there is uncorrected truncus arteriosus, the primary goal of anesthesia shall be to maintain a balance between the pulmonary vascular resistance and the systemic vascular resistance, and consider regional anesthesia with peripheral nerve block as an alternative for managing these patients.
The main goals intraoperatively are (i) maintenance of a balance between the systemic vascular resistance (SVR) and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR)--hemodynamic stability and (ii) maintenance of normocarbia.
Limitation of our study was that pulmonary vascular resistance could not be calculated.
The abnormal vessel, as detected in our patient, may arise from the coronary artery at any level, (6) and the hemodynamic effect of the left-to-right shunt is related to the size of the shunt and pulmonary vascular resistance.
In newborns the pulmonary vascular resistance and the right heart pressures are high.
The rapid reduction of pulmonary vascular resistance allows the naturally occurring pressure gradients to initiate reversal of right-to-left shunting and normalization of cardiopulmonary hemo-dynamic pressures.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is defined as increase of blood pressure in the pulmonary blood vessels, which leads to progress the pulmonary vascular resistance for various reasons, accompanied by right heart failure, ending lethal resort.
Endothelial dysfunction is believed to occur early on in disease pathogenesis, leading to endothelial and smooth muscle cell proliferation and structural changes or remodeling of the pulmonary vascular bed resulting in an increase in pulmonary vascular resistance.

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