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tension

1. Physics a force that tends to produce an elongation of a body or structure
2. Physics voltage, electromotive force, or potential difference
3. a device for regulating the tension in a part, string, thread, etc., as in a sewing machine
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Tension

A pulling or stretching force in line with the axis of the body; the opposite of compression, which is a pushing, crushing stress.
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tension

[′ten·chən]
(mechanics)
The condition of a string, wire, or rod that is stretched between two points.
The force exerted by the stretched object on a support.
(mechanical engineering)
A device on a textile manufacturing machine or a sewing machine that regulates the tautness and the movement of the thread or the fabric. Also known as tension device.
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tension

The state or condition of being pulled or stretched.
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References in periodicals archive ?
BMI, body mass index; MMRC, modified Medical Research Council dyspnea scale; FVC, forced vital capacity; [FEV.sub.1] forced expiratory volume in 1 s; Pa[O.sub.2], arterial oxygen tension; PaC[O.sub.2], arterial carbon dioxide partial pressure.
The arterial oxygen tension (Pa[O.sub.2]) may be reduced during hypotension for the same reason described for the PaC[O.sub.2].
Continuous measurement of arterial oxygen tension during one-lung ventilation.
There was no effect of the arginine vasopressin on arterial oxygen tension (226[+ or -]106 vs.
the ventilated lung), minimises the increase in pulmonary shunt fraction and ameliorates the decrease in arterial oxygen tension ([P.sub.a][O.sub.2]).