afterload

noun
af·​ter·​load | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌlōd How to pronounce afterload (audio) \

Medical 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

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“Afterload.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/afterload. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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