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Hydrostatic Pressure

  • Definition: The pressure exerted by a fluid (gas or liquid), defined as force per unit area. For example, the hydrostatic pressure of one atmosphere (1 atm) is 14.7 lb/in^2.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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