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Medical Term:

Laplace law

Pronunciation: lah-plas'

Definition: the equilibrium relationship between transmural pressure difference (?P), wall tension (T), and radius of curvature (R) in a concave surface; for a sphere: ?P = 2T/R; for a cylinder: ?P = T/R.

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