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afterload


afterload

noun af·ter·load \ˈaf-tər-ˌlōd\

Definition of AFTERLOAD

:  the force against which a ventricle contracts that is contributed to by the vascular resistance especially of the arteries and by the physical characteristics (as mass and viscosity) of the blood
March 06, 2015
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Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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