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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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The airway resistance at each workload was calculated for each subject using the following equation: Expiratory Resistance = Transpulmonary Pressure / Expired Flow Rate
The expiratory resistance data from each menstrual cycle phase were analyzed with a repeated measures one-way analysis of variance (Graph Pad Prism 4) to determine if airway resistance changed from workload to workload during the progressive incremental tests.
The purpose of the study was to determine if the expiratory resistance during progressive whole body exercise in healthy female subjects was different between the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle.
Perth, Western Australia TABLE 1 Inspiratory and expiratory resistance (cm [H.sub.2]O/1/s) for each SIRB SIRB Inspiratory Resistance Expiratory Resistance (cm [H.sub.2]O/ SD (cm [H.sub.2]O/ SD l/s) l/s) Ambu SPUR 0.05 0.01 0.07 0.01 Hudson 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.01 Mayo 0.04 0.01 0.01 0.01 Laerdal Silicone 0.10 0.02 0.04 0.01 Laerdal "the BAG" 0.10 0.01 0.08 0.01