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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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Knowing the fact of required sophisticated studies to evaluate the role on blood pressure, on the current background, we would like to speculate that BMP-4 antagonists might propose a critical role as an effective antihypertensive medication by potential mechanisms of the suppression of the raised the systemic vascular resistance in human hypertension.
Mitral regurgitation is generally well tolerated during pregnancy due the to decrease in systemic vascular resistance (31).
HPS may be mistaken for influenza or aseptic meningitis, except that sore throats, coryza (inflammation of the nasal membranes) and meningism (irritation of the brain and spinal cord) are not common in HPS patients.[1] In cases studied at the University of New Mexico's Medical Center, patients with HPS could be distinguished from those with septicemic shock by the high systemic vascular resistance and decreased cardiac index.[7]
Afterload can be estimated with a pulmonary artery catheter through calculation of the systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI).
Vasodilatory shock is a state of hypoperfusion characterized by a significant decrease of vasomotor tone and consequently a decrease of systemic vascular resistance [1].
The marathon runners had higher mean arterial pressure (MAP), systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI), maximum oxygen uptake (V[O.sub.2]max), FCD, and total vascular density (TVD) of small vessels at the first visit compared with the controls.
s/[cm.sup.5]) Cardiac index (L/min/[m.sup.2]) 3.1(0.3) 3.5(0.4) * Stroke volume index 43.9(3.2) 45.5(4.6) * (ml/beat/[m.sup.2]) Systemic vascular resistance index 766.2(15.6) 791.3(16.4) ** (dyne.
Moher et al studying the radial artery to aorta pressure gradient and the radial artery to femoral artery pressure gradient in patients after cardiopulmonary bypass found that the systemic vascular resistance was significantly lower in patients whose radial artery pressure werelower than their aortic or femoral artery pressure2.The authors concluded that the low radial artery pressures were due to peripheral constriction, volume factors and proximal shunting at the vascular beds of forearm and decreased in vascular resistance in hand.
For example, in the patient who isn't responding to adequate doses of loop diuretics, it becomes important to understand the hemodynamics, which may involve systemic vascular resistance or a cardiac output problem.
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.
Initially, systemic vascular resistance exceeds pulmonary vascular resistance, and left-to-right intracardiac shunting predominates.
Systemic cardiovascular control reflects the interactions between MAP, cardiac output (CO), and systemic vascular resistance (SVR).

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