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maximum velocity

maximum velocity in Medicine

maximum velocity n.

  1. The maximum rate of an enzymatic reaction that can be achieved by progressively increasing the substrate concentration.

  2. The maximum initial rate of shortening of a myocardial fiber that can be obtained under zero load. Used to evaluate the contractility of the fiber.

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  • We will compare the essentials for two aeroplanes, one designed for maximum climb, and the other for maximum velocity.

  • Then we shall get maximum velocity, or maximum margin of lift, for power as required.

  • The signal-rocket, traveling normally, might have attained a maximum velocity of some two thousand feet per second.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • These air-guns imparted a maximum velocity of only about 600 feet per second to the projectile.

    Defenseless America Hudson Maxim
  • Table 3, shows the prevailing wind direction and the hourly maximum velocity.

  • The point of maximum velocity, however, is not definite, but may be altered by various causes.

  • Their maximum light synchronizes with their maximum velocity of approach, and minimum light with maximum velocity of recession.

    Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore
  • The stake which moved with the maximum velocity was beyond the moraine of La Noire.

  • The second “resistance” is the total head resistance of the machine, at its maximum velocity.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The maximum velocity of both the positive and retrograde rays is about 2×108 cm.

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