law of Laplace


law of La·​place -lä-ˈpläs How to pronounce law of Laplace (audio)
: a law in physics that in medicine is applied in the physiology of blood flow: under equilibrium conditions the pressure tangent to the circumference of a vessel storing or transmitting fluid equals the product of the pressure across the wall and the radius of the vessel for a sphere and half this for a tube

called also Laplace's law

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“Law of Laplace.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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