The study of the deformation and flow of matter, usually liquids or fluids, and of the plastic flow of solids. The concept covers consistency, dilatancy, liquefaction, resistance to flow, shearing, thixotrophy, and VISCOSITY.
A group of elongate elasmobranchs. Sharks are mostly marine fish, with certain species large and voracious.
Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure
The study of PHYSICAL PHENOMENA and PHYSICAL PROCESSES as applied to living things.
A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
Cost of Illness
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
Allied Health Occupations
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.