descending branch


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descending branch

[di′sen·diŋ ′branch]
(mechanics)
That portion of a trajectory which is between the summit and the point where the trajectory terminates, either by impact or air burst, and along which the projectile falls, with altitude constantly decreasing. Also known as descent trajectory.
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When the clot occluded the left anterior descending branch, a crushing feeling occurred, and help was sought.
Involvement of interior descending branch, involvement of right coronary artery, multi-branch lesions and entirely occlusive coronary artery differed significantly between the two groups (P0.05) (Table-V).
The patient then underwent IABP- and ECMO-assisted emergency coronary angiography, which showed multiple coronary lesions and acute occlusion of the anterior descending branch. A stent was successfully implanted, and 7000 U of heparin was given.
Additionally, neither the atrioventricular nor the posterior descending branch on the peripheral site could be identified due to an overlap with the fistula.
2A) and from the descending branch of the first perforator branch of the deep artery of thigh (Arteria produnda femoris) (Fig.
In this case, the descending branch of the diagram is not possible for statically determinated reinforced concrete structures and concrete elements because achievement of the ultimate state in the most intense section will lead to geometric variability and destruction.
The septal blood supply comes from branches of the left anterior descending coronary artery, the posterior descending branch of the right coronary artery1.
The static equilibrium path analysis of a strain-softening structure is a tough problem due to the existence of descending branch after peak load point.
After crossing the anterior surface of the kidney, it bifurcated into an ascending branch that went to the right suprarenal gland and a descending branch that ended in the posterior abdominal wall.
A floppy hydrophilic guidewire (Fielder FC, Asahi Intecc, Japan) was successfully advanced via the septal perforator from the LAD to the posterior descending branch of the RCA.
In general, with increase in the compressive strength of concrete, the initial slope of its stress-strain curve increases, whereas the descending branch of the curves after peak stress has a more rapidly decreasing slope [13].
To evaluate the suitability of the NMF numerical method, several typical targets spectra with different structures were reconstructed by the NMF numerical method, including a typical two-peak structure spectrum, a typical fluorescence spectrum with sharp ascending and slowly descending branch, and a typical infrared transmission spectroscopy with characteristic absorption peaks.