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1. In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin; opposed to downward; as, to tend or roll upward. Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. (hooker)

2. In the upper parts; above. Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. (milton)

3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over. From twenty years old and upward. (Num. I. 3) Upward of, or Upwards of, more than; above. I have been your wife in this obedience Upward of twenty years. (Shak)

Origin: AS. Upweardes. See Up-, and -wards.

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QRS complex

... an electrical engineer that made the EKG has cunningly made one recording lead the primary. When the vector is moving in that direction we see upwards direction movement on the EKG. When the vector is moving away we see downwards direction movement on the EKG. Assuming that the EKG recording ...

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by daniel.kurz
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: QRS complex
Replies: 4
Views: 6553

I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

... will always be pushing upward, as the high points reproduce more and the lower points less. If the population hits a peak, then it cannot push upwards any more. The population will stay around the peak. It won't all be at the peak because it is still mutating, but the points will be gathered ...

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by Rap
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(
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Views: 5644


... of water. Pedantry: I thought the evaporation of water through the stomata creates suction which is one of the several mechanisms that draw water upwards into the leaves (the other mechanisms being capillary action and osmotic pressure). So closing the stomata DOES reduce the intake of water.

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by EmperorSunshine
Wed May 23, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Photorespiration
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Wierd Stomach Bloating Need Help

... digested. You have muscles around the gut that has to flex just like any other skeletal muscle. When you suck in, you are just shifting your gut upwards into your thoracic cavity by compressing the lungs. You have to realize that the human body is not a statue like the statue of David. Yes, you ...

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by daniel.kurz
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Wierd Stomach Bloating Need Help
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Views: 2994


... of your oponent's arguments and overall lack of ability to discuss. Yeah, I have locked the topic. If you have problem with that, forward it upwards (the nick of moderator is honee_v). Not only that but my username and password became unrecognisable to the forum until I complained and then ...

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by scottie
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Evolution
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