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recoil

the motion acquired by a particle as a result of its emission of a photon or other particle

Recoil

 

in firearms, the reverse movement of the barrel or breech caused by the energy of the powder gases when a pistol, rifle, or artillery gun is fired. The movement goes in the direction opposite to the direction of firing.

Recoil is manifested as a force that affects the firer or gun mount. In automatic weapons, the recoil is used for reloading (opening the breech, ejecting the used cartridge, loading the next round, closing the breech, and setting the firing pin).

recoil

[′rē‚kȯil]
(mechanics)
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The higher tension levels (T3 and T4) would never be utilised during normal training or testing scenarios, however, for the purposes of identifying the biomechanical effect of elastic recoil force, it was necessary to include these in the current protocol.
Some of this stored energy could also be converted to transverse kinetic energy upon elastic recoil and stored transiently by elastic elements in the legs on the opposite side of the animal.
The flagship product, the RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil, is designed to reduce lung volume and restore elastic recoil to improve lung function, exercise capacity, and quality of life for patients with emphysema.
The RePneu LVRC System is a minimally invasive device intended to improve lung function in emphysema patients by bronchoscopically implanting Nitinol coils into the lungs to compress diseased tissue (lung volume reduction), restore elastic recoil, and adjust lung compliance.
The apneustic center stimulates the ventral respiratory group and dorsal respiratory group (VRG and DRC) to inhale, while the pneumotaxic center switches off inspiration and, working with transpulmonary pressure and elastic recoil, facilitates passive exhalation.
There is a loss of elastic recoil of the lung during short-term exposure to altitude, and this may explain the increase in RV.
PPLAT is the pressure required to counterbalance end inspiratory forces and is related to the static end inspiratory elastic recoil pressure of the total respiratory system.
The difference between the two curves can be explained by the elastic recoil phenomenon.