pressure plateau

pressure plateau

[′presh·ər pla‚tō]
(geology)
An uplifted area of a thick lava flow, measuring up to 10 or 13 feet (3 or 4 meters), the uplift of which is due to the intrusion of new lava from below that does not reach the surface.
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Piechnik et al., "Hemodynamic characterization of intracranial pressure plateau waves in head-injured patients," Journal of Neurosurgery, vol.
New technologies will also continue to push the envelope for UHPLC systems with the current 20,000 psi operating pressure plateau being pushed toward 30,000 psi.