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  • homeometric — Without change in size. [homeo + G. metron, measure] * * * ho·meo·met·ric (ho″me o metґrik) independent of a change in size; cf. heterometric …   Medical dictionary

  • homeometric autoregulation — 1. intrinsic mechanisms controlling the strength of ventricular contractions that are independent of the length of myocardial fibers at the end of diastole. 2. Anrep effect …   Medical dictionary

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  • Art of ancient Egypt — Ancient Egyptian art refers to the style of painting, sculpture, crafts and architecture developed by the civilization in the lower Nile Valley from 5000 BC to 300 BC. Ancient Egyptian art as expressed in painting and sculpture was both highly… …   Wikipedia

  • autoregulation — 1. The tendency of the blood flow to an organ or part to remain at or return to the same level despite changes in the pressure in the artery which conveys blood to it. 2. In general, any biologic system equipped with inhibitory …   Medical dictionary

  • effect — The result or consequence of an action. [L. efficio, pp. effectus, to accomplish, fr. facio, to do] abscopal e. a reaction produced following irradiation but occurring outside the zone of actual radiation absorption. additive e. an e. wherein two …   Medical dictionary

  • heterometric — Involving or depending upon a change in size. [hetero + G. metron, measure] * * * het·ero·met·ric (het″ər o metґrik) involving or dependent on a change in size; cf. homeometric …   Medical dictionary

  • phenomenon — 1. A symptom; an occurrence of any sort, whether ordinary or extraordinary, in relation to a disease. 2. Any unusual fact or occurrence. [G. phainomenon, fr. phaino, to cause to appear] adhesion p. a p. manifested by the adherence of antigen… …   Medical dictionary

  • Anrep effect — abrupt elevation of aortic pressure results in a positively inotropic inotropic effect (see inotropic) and augmented resistance to outflow in the heart. Called also homeometric autoregulation because it is independent of muscle length …   Medical dictionary

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