Gradient

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Gradient

The slope,or change in elevation,of land or improvements such as a pipe or a road.It is expressed as the ratio of inches (or feet) of rise or fall over a specified distance. It is similar to the concept of pitch in roofing.Figure A (above) has a gradient of 1:12 because the grade increases by 1 foot over a distance of 12 feet. Figure B has a gradient of 1:6.

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Hepatic venous pressure gradient: Clinical use in chronic liver disease.
A hepatic venous pressure gradient above 20 mm Hg 24 hours after presentation is highly predictive of treatment failure in patients with variceal hemorrhage.
The trial's primary endpoint was change in mean hepatic venous pressure gradient from baseline to Week 24 in any of three emricasan dosing groups compared with placebo.