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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Of note, the vascular resistance of a kidney is a fixed factor that will only change slowly over time.
Figures 1 and 2 show relationships of homocysteine with forearm resting blood flow and resting vascular resistance in the patients.
Parameter Results Reference value Transthoracic sonography Left ventricular ejection fraction (%) 70 >55 End-diastolic volume (ml) 103 56-104 End-systolic volume (ml) 31 19-49 Total peripheral vascular resistance 1621 1200-1600 (dyne-s/[cm.sup.5]) Table 3: Vascular diameter and intima-media thickness.
The regional vascular resistance was almost unchanged in liver, kidney, and small intestine during elevation of body temperature under both 2.0 and 3.0% sevoflurane anesthesia (Figure 3).
In (2), mPAP, PCWP, CO, and PVR'are the mean pulmonary arterial pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, cardiac output, and the zero-pressure pulmonary vascular resistance. In this study, we assumed PVR = [50.sup.*]PVR', estimated from the Poiseuille law: PVR/PVR' = [([[phi].sub.deflated]/ [[phi].sub.inflated]).sup.4], where [phi] is the MPA diameter, and a typical deflated/inflated PA diameter ratio was obtained from [24] and normalized to our pediatric population.
In our study, marathon runners had higher mean arterial pressure and systemic vascular resistance exploring the experience in marathon running.
The development of heart failure occurred secondary to the pronounced increased vascular resistance with the need of an augmented heart work against a high after load.
In human patients, systemic hypertension may result from increased cardiac output, total peripheral resistance, and renal vascular resistance [1].
The patient did not give any history suggestive of raised pulmonary vascular resistance. She had two normal vaginal deliveries previously, and her personal and family histories were also insignificant.
However, the weightlessness has inconspicuous influences on the arterial system due to its wall thickness, and the regulation is mainly reflected by the alteration of the vascular resistance and the vascular tone.
Changes in the inner diameter of the retinal arteries and veins result in altered blood flow velocity and vascular resistance indices in the retrobulbar arteries.