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# Topic: Pressure

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 Dealing With Peer Pressure For example, a few kids in school might try to get you to cut class with them, your soccer friend might try to convince you to be mean to another player and never pass her the ball, or a kid in the neighborhood might want you to shoplift with him. Some kids give in to peer pressure because they want to be liked, to fit in, or because they worry that other kids may make fun of them if they don't go along with the group. For example, positive peer pressure can be used to pressure bullies into acting better toward other kids. www.kidshealth.org /kid/feeling/friend/peer_pressure.html   (821 words)

 Pressure Pressure in a fluid can be seen to be a measure of energy per unit volume by means of the definition of work. Pressure in a fluid may be considered to be a measure of energy per unit volume or energy density. The most obvious application is to the hydrostatic pressure of a fluid, where pressure can be used as energy density alongside kinetic energy density and potential energy density in the Bernoulli equation. hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/press.html   (528 words)

 Pressure Section @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: ) Because pressure is commonly measured by its ability to displace a column of liquid in a manometer, pressures are often expressed as a depth of a particular fluid (e.g. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury in most of the world, and lung pressures in centimeters of water are still common. Scuba divers often use a manometric rule of thumb: the pressure exerted by ten metres depth of water is approximately equal to one atmosphere. www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Pressure   (1084 words)

 Pressure - Encyclopedia Uplandia | UplandLife.com In essence, pressure on a dog is any form of stimulation or presence of something in the dog's environment that may influence its behavior in a way that its human counterpart may not want. The dog is really fighting two sources of pressure: the pressure to respond to its intincts by reacting to a distraction, and the very important, also primitive pressure to please its pack (the hunter/handler/owner) by doing what it knows is expected of it. Once a bird population begins to feel the pressure of the hunt, behavior readily changes - especially among birds that are in their second or later year. www.uplandlife.com /encyclopedia/glossary.asp?gid=41   (435 words)

 High blood pressure (hypertension) - causes, treatments and medications The bottom number, the diastolic pressure, represents the pressure in the arteries as the heart relaxes after the contraction. The diastolic pressure reflects the lowest pressure to which the arteries are exposed. An elevation of the systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure increases the risk of developing heart (cardiac) disease, kidney (renal) disease, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis), eye damage, and stroke (brain damage). www.medicinenet.com /high_blood_pressure/article.htm   (629 words)

 Atmospheric Pressure: force exerted by the weight of the air Atmospheric pressure is defined as the force per unit area exerted against a surface by the weight of the air above that surface. Atmospheric pressure is measured with an instrument called a "barometer", which is why atmospheric pressure is also referred to as barometric pressure. Meteorologists use a metric unit for pressure called a millibar and the average pressure at sea level is 1013.25 millibars. ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu /(Gh)/guides/mtr/fw/prs/def.rxml   (257 words)

 Blood Pressure - Treat High Blood Pressure Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. The findings suggest that older men's blood pressure is more sensitive to the effects of drinking, but this should not meant that older men should universally abstain from alcohol. He also suffers from high blood pressure himself so is uniquely placed to view the problems of blood pressure treatment from both sides of the fence. www.bloodpressurehigh.com   (1799 words)

 What Is High Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when the heart is at rest (diastolic pressure). High blood pressure (or hypertension) is defined in an adult as a blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg systolic pressure or greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg diastolic pressure. High blood pressure directly increases the risk of coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and stroke, especially when it's present with other risk factors. www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=2112   (248 words)

 Atmospheric Pressure: The force exerted by the weight of air ir pressure is the force exerted on you by the weight of tiny particles of air (air molecules). Weather forecasters measure air pressure with a barometer. Barometers are used to measure the current air pressure at a particular location in "inches of mercury" or in "millibars" (mb). kids.earth.nasa.gov /archive/air_pressure/index.html   (604 words)

 Blood Pressure - Health News - The New York Times Hypertension The pressure of blood against the walls of arteries is recorded as two numbers—the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats). Normal blood pressure is less than 120 millimeters of mercury systolic and less than 80 milliliters mercury diastolic. If not, if may be necessary to add blood pressure medications such as diuretics, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, or calcium channel blockers. topics.nytimes.com /top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/bloodpressure/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier   (593 words)

 High Blood Pressure Herb to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally. Use the high blood pressure herb for lowering blood pressure alone or as a program with other heart and cholesterol supplements to lower blood pressure naturally. Natural high blood pressure herb should be combined with a lower cholesterol and sodium diet while increasing your intake of essential fatty acids.... Spike is ideal for people on salt free diets such as people that suffer from high blood pressure or poor circulation problems.... www.naturallydirect.net /lowering-blood-pressure.htm   (1077 words)

 MedlinePlus: High Blood Pressure Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure. www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/highbloodpressure.html   (843 words)

 High blood pressure Hypertension (high blood pressure) is when your blood pressure frequently goes over 140/90. Pre-hypertension is blood pressure readings from 120-139 over 80-89 on most measurements. If you have pre-hypertension, you are likely to develop high blood pressure at some point, unless you make lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure to normal. drdean.healthcentral.com /ency/408/003082.html   (156 words)

 Pressure, featuring Lucid - Nightclub, Lounge, Billiards, Private Parties - New York City Pressure, featuring Lucid - Nightclub, Lounge, Billiards, Private Parties - New York City Pressure is New York City's premier multimedia lounge and event space, housed in a 16,000-square-foot inflated bubble atop historic Bowlmor Lanes in Greenwich Village, near Union Square. In addition to private parties, Pressure is a great location for photo shoots, movies shoots and fashion shows. www.pressurenyc.com   (84 words)

 Miami Museum of Science-Observing Pressure   (Site not responding. Last check: ) Air pressure is the weight of air pressing on every part of your body, and everything around you, right now. Use the tools below to measure air pressure. In a hurricane, there is very low air pressure. www.miamisci.org /hurricane/airpressure.html   (107 words)

 Pressure Cooker - Pressure Cooker Outlet featuring name brand pressure cooker and pressure canners from the industry's leading brands: Presto, Mirro, parts for each of the pressure cookers we sell as well as parts for many older models of pressure A pressure cooker is an ideal choice for for preparing fast, healthy, delicious meals every day, www.pressurecooker-outlet.com   (96 words)

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