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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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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.
Eisenmenger syndrome may occur with long standing uncorrected congenital cardiac lesions involving large left to right shunts, such as ASD, VSD or PDA, whenever pulmonary vascular resistance exceeds systemic vascular resistance (15).
Major threat with use of regional anesthesia is reduction in systemic vascular resistance and reversal of left to right shunt, which may results in hypoxia.
2] delivery and consumption because a lower systemic vascular resistance, even if it does not increase cardiac output, may reduce coronary flow.
Although myocardial dysfunction may contribute to hypotension, refractory hypotension is usually due to the low systemic vascular resistance.
Ularitide also produced a dose-related increase in the cardiac index and a reduction in systemic vascular resistance.
In a study of 45 hypertensive heart transplant recipients, researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway found that compared to placebo, omega-3 fatty acids protected patients against significant increases in blood pressure and systemic vascular resistance and worsening of plasma creatinine and the glomerular filtration rate.
The NICOM provides a window to several other important features of cardiac function, including Contractility, Ventricular Ejection Time, Stroke Volume, Systemic Vascular Resistance and BPM.
Firstly, immediately after injection, decrease in the systemic vascular resistance and mean arterial pressure predominate.
We planned an anaesthetic technique which was likely to be haemodynamically stable and did not need to use any haemodynamically active drugs to deal with systemic vascular resistance (SVR), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) or contractility.
In contrast, cardiac output, right atrial or pulmonary artery pressures, and systemic vascular resistance each failed to predict outcomes.

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