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im·bal·ance

 (ĭm-băl′əns)
n.
A lack of balance, as in distribution or functioning.

im·bal′anced adj.
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imbalance

(ɪmˈbæləns)
n
a lack of balance, as in emphasis, proportion, etc: the political imbalance of the programme.
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im•bal•ance

(ɪmˈbæl əns)

n.
1. the state or condition of lacking balance, as in proportion or distribution.
2. faulty muscular or glandular coordination.
[1895–1900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imbalance - a lack of balance or state of disequilibriumimbalance - a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium; "a hormonal imbalance"
disequilibrium - loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
balance - a state of equilibrium
2.imbalance - (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
spatial property, spatiality - any property relating to or occupying space
geometrical irregularity, irregularity - an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern
lopsidedness, skewness - an oblique or slanting asymmetry
radial asymmetry - the absence of symmetry about an axis
handedness, laterality - the property of using one hand more than the other
footedness - the property of favoring one foot over the other (as in kicking a ball)
eyedness - the property of favoring one eye over the other (as in taking aim)
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
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imbalance

noun unevenness, bias, inequality, unfairness, partiality, disproportion, lopsidedness, top-heaviness, lack of proportion the imbalance between the two sides in this war
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Translations

imbalance

[ɪmˈbæləns] Ndesequilibrio m, falta f de equilibrio
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

imbalance

[ɪmˈbæləns] n (= lack of parity) → déséquilibre m
relationships that are based on an imbalance of power → des relations fondées sur le déséquilibre des forces en présence
the imbalance between → le déséquilibre entre
the imbalance between the two sides in this war → le déséquilibre entre les deux camps dans cette guerre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

imbalance

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

imbalance

[ɪmˈbæləns] nsquilibrio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

im·bal·ance

n. desequilibrio, pérdida del equilibrio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

imbalance

n desequilibrio; chemical — desequilibrio químico
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References in periodicals archive ?
[28] Therefore, study concludes that the higher levels of dyslipidaemia and cardiac autonomic imbalance observed in patients with insulin therapy in this study could be attributed to hyperinsulinemia or poor glycaemic control.
Stress is associated with a number of physical and biochemical changes in the body including autonomic imbalance with sympathetic overactivity.
Although some heterogeneity exists, most studies on subclinical thyroid disorders reported an autonomic imbalance with lower HRV indices in both subclinical hyperthyroidism (SCHyper) (10-12) and hypothyroidism (SCHypo) (13-15).
An autonomic imbalance could be partly demonstrated by salivary [alpha]-amylase measurement early after the attack in patients with BPPV.
The autonomic imbalance is strongly related to increased risk for cardiovascular events (6), and especially for SCI, this risk for cardiovascular events is accompanied by lack of bladder and bowel control, as well as renal and sexual dysfunction (16).
Pottenger, in his book Symptoms of Visceral Disease, described how disease could be caused by autonomic imbalance. (1) Dr.
An ischemic lesion involving the inferior parietal and posterior insula can disrupt the connection between the parietal lobe and autonomic centers in the brain, causing an autonomic imbalance and possible activation of the cardiosympathetic system, and predispose patients to increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia [33].
The aim of this study was, therefore, to study cardiac autonomic imbalance in patients with major depression by comparing their HRV measures (time and frequency domain measures) with mentally and physically healthy age and sex matched controls and to find out the possible relationship of severity of depression with the extent of autonomic imbalance.
In the multivariable regression for LF/HF, the eGFR also remains with a significant association with LF/HF, confirming the involvement of autonomic imbalance in patients with acute stroke.
According to the results obtained in the present study, animals affected by ARVC can exhibit autonomic imbalance, reflected by decreased SDNN, SDNNIDX and pNN50 compared with unaffected Boxers.
Keywords: Atrial fibrillation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, autonomic imbalance, heart rate variability

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