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Synonyms for tension

Synonyms for tension

the act, condition, or effect of exerting force on someone or something

Synonyms for tension

(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

the physical condition of being stretched or strained

a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)

(physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body

feelings of hostility that are not manifest

the action of stretching something tight

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When the cardiac output is inadequate relative to the oxygen consumption and production of carbon dioxide in the peripheral tissue, the mixed venous oxygen saturation will decrease and the mixed venous carbon dioxide tension will increase(4,5).
Because the relationship between venous carbon dioxide tension gradient and cardiac index is likely to be curvilinear (i.e.
Second, our results show that the ability of CVA-C[O.sub.2] tension gradient to predict a low cardiac output state is inferior to the SVA-CO2 tension gradient and if venous-arterial carbon dioxide tension gradient is to be used to reflect systemic perfusion, SVA-C[O.sub.2] tension gradient will be preferable to CVA-C 0 2 tension gradient.
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