acceleration

acceleration is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

Nursing Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(ak-sel″ĕ-rā′shŏn)

[L. accelerare, to speed up]

1. An increase in the speed of an action or function, such as pulse or respiration.
2. The rate of change in velocity for a given unit of time.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --