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Wood units

Pronunciation: wud

Definition: a simplified system for measuring pulmonary vascular resistance that uses increments of pressure. Measurement is made by subtracting pulmonary capillary wedge pressure from the mean pulmonary arterial pressure and dividing by cardiac output in liters per minute.

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