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  • n. The presence of an apparently increased gravitational field in an accelerating or rotating situation

Etymologies

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From hyper- +‎ gravity

Examples

  • When they arrive at an interstellar waystation, they find that it's being hammered by hypergravity shock waves originating in nearby Starmaker, better known to Bandicut as the Great Orion Nebula.

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  • A 2008 paper titled "Hormesis in Aging" by researchers from the Laboratory of Cellular Aging, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Aarhus in Denmark concluded that "single or multiple exposure to low doses of otherwise harmful agents, such as irradiation, food limitation, heat stress, hypergravity, reactive oxygen species and other free radicals have a variety of anti-aging and longevity-extending hormetic effects."

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  • The influence of hypergravity on the Paramecium bursaria-Chlorella sp. symbiotic association.

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  • An atomic force microscope operating at hypergravity for in situ measurement of cellular mechano-response.

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  • Abe C, Tanaka K, Awazu C, Morita H. Galvanic vestibular stimulation counteracts hypergravity-induced plastic alteration of vestibulo-cardiovascular reflex in rats.

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  • Noordwick -- The European Space Agency says it is seeking proposals from European university students interested in conducting hypergravity experiments.

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  • Le Bourg's paper, "A review of the effects of microgravity and hypergravity on aging and longevity" was published in the Elsevier journal,

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  • Dai K, Wang Y, Yan R, Shi Q, Wang Z, Yuan Y, Cheng H, Li S, F.n Y, Zhuang F. Effects of microgravity and hypergravity on platelet functions.

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  • Lucky for me, I didn't confuse it with what I had written on my other hand, which were the coordinates for a newly-discovered neutron star, because if I tried to go there, I'd be crushed by hypergravity. "

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