refractoriness


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re·frac·to·ry

 (rĭ-frăk′tə-rē)
adj.
1. Showing or characterized by obstinate resistance to authority or control: refractory children; refractory behavior.
2. Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat: a refractory material such as silica.
3. Resistant to treatment: a refractory case of acne.
n. pl. re·frac·to·ries
One that is refractory, especially a material that has a high melting point.

[Alteration (influenced by adjectives in -ory) of obsolete refractary, from Latin refrāctārius, from refrāctus, past participle of refringere, to break up; see refract.]

re·frac′to·ri·ly adv.
re·frac′to·ri·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refractoriness - the trait of being unmanageablerefractoriness - the trait of being unmanageable  
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control

refractoriness

noun
Translations

refractoriness

[rɪˈfræktərɪnɪs] Nobstinación f

refractoriness

n
(of person)Eigensinn m, → störrische Art
(Med) → Hartnäckigkeit f
(Chem, Miner) → Hitzebeständigkeit f
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Effects of thoracic epidural anesthesia with and without autonomic nervous system blockade on cardiac monophasic action potentials and effective refractoriness in awake dogs.
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The exact mechanism of tachycardia was determined by electrophysiological study including induction and termination of tachycardia by atrial or ventricular extra-stimuli, presence of dual AV nodal physiology, parahisian pacing, retrograde conduction properties during ventricular pacing and advancement of the atrial electrogram after ventricular extra-stimulus delivered during His refractoriness.
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Electrical remodeling that can be defined as shortening of atrial refractoriness develops within the first days of AF, stabilizes AF and contributes to its persistence.
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It can be seen that processing of refractory gold ores can yield low rates, so they require implementation of extra stages, such as roasting, in order to eliminate the compounds that cause the refractoriness (e.