2016年9月22日 星期四

Counterintuitive, pediatric, nasal, diastolic, atrial fibrillation

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Counterintuitive, perhaps, but research shows it to be true.
To test the notion, Dr. J. Owen Hendley and other pediatric infectious disease researchers at the University of Virginia conducted CT scans and other measurements as subjects coughed, sneezed and blew their noses. In some cases, the subjects had an opaque dye dripped into their rear nasal cavities.
Coughing and sneezing generated little if any pressure in the nasal cavities. But nose blowing generated enormous pressure — “equivalent to a person’s diastolic blood pressure reading,” Dr. Hendley said — and propelled mucus into the sinuses every time. Dr. Hendley said it was unclear whether this was harmful, but added that during sickness it could shoot viruses or bacteria into the sinuses, and possibly cause further infection.


counter-intuitive 
adjective
describes something that does not happen in the way you would expect it to:
Steering a yacht is counter-intuitive - you push the tiller the opposite way to the way you want to go.

 di・as・to・le



━━ n. 【生理】(交互に繰り返される)心臓拡張(期).
 di・as・tol・ic ━━ a. 【生理】心臓拡張の.

na・sal



 
━━ a., n. 鼻の; 鼻音の; 【音声】鼻音(の).
 nasal cavity 【解】鼻腔(こう).
 na・sal・i・za・tion ━━ n. 鼻音化.
 na・sal・ize ━━ v. 鼻にかけて言う; 鼻音化する.
 na・sal・ly ━━ ad.

pe・di・a・tri・cianpe・di・at・rist



 
━━ n. 小児科医.
 pe・di・at・ric ━━ a. 小児科の.
 pe・di・at・rics ━━ n. 【医】小児科.

Atrial fibrillation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atrial_fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating. Often it starts as brief periods of abnormal beating which ...心房顫動英語:Atrial fibrillation,簡稱:AF 或 A-fib),又稱為心房微顫房顫心房細動(日本)、心房纖維性顫動心房纖顫房性纖顫等,是心臟不正常節律/心律不整的一種,特色是心臟快速而不規則的跳動[2]
Atrial fibrillation
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Diagram of normal sinus rhythm as seen on ECG. In atrial fibrillation the P waves, which represent depolarization of the top of the heart, are absent.
  • flutter
  • [mass noun] Medicine disturbance of the rhythm of the heart that is less seve

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