- Failure of either one of two related phenomena to keep pace with the other; or any situation in which the value of one depends on whether the other has been increasing or decreasing.
- The lag of a magnetic effect behind its cause.
- The temperature differential that exists when a substance, such as reversible hydrocolloid, melts at one temperature and solidifies at another.
- The basis of a type of cooperativity observed in many enzyme-catalyzed reactions in which the degree of cooperativity is associated with a slow conformational change of the enzyme.
- The nonlinear nature of the pressure-volume curve of the lung in which transpulmonary pressure at a given volume during inflation is less than the transpulmonary pressure at the same volume during exhalation.
Synonym(s): magnetic inertia
[G. hysteresis, a coming later]
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