paradoxical

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paradoxical

adjective abnormal but true, absurd but true, ambiguous but true, bewildering, conflicting but true, confounding but true, contradictory but true, enigmatic but true, incompatible but true, incongruous but true, inconsissent but true, inconsonant but true
See also: debatable, disputable, impossible, inconsistent, inexplicable, ironic, problematic
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7) Flail chest is defined as the paradoxical motion of a segment of the chest wall in a spontaneously breathing patient, resulting from anterior and posterior fractures of 3 or more adjacent ribs.
The ADVANCE(R) Double-High Knee System can minimize paradoxical motion through an articulation designed to provide stability and maximize PCL function.
Echo: moderate RVH & LVH, RA severely enlarged, EF >70%, severe tricuspid regurgitation, paradoxical motion of the septum, and a pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) 95 mm Hg.

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