flaccidity


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flac·cid·i·ty

(fla-sid'i-tē),
The condition or state of being flaccid.

flaccidity, flaccidness

[flaksid′itē]
See flaccid.

flaccidity

A state characterised by a complete loss of muscle tone, as occurs in flaccid paralysis of poliomyelitis.

flac·cid·i·ty

(flak-sid'i-tē)
The condition or state of being flaccid.

flaccidity

quality of lack of tone of muscular or vascular organ or tissue.
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Akin to the Cancerian archetype in some ways, with the bodily characteristics of pallor, flaccidity and hypo-function.
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Neither prior approval with its rigidity nor its opposite, open and competitive rating with its flaccidity had enough discipline," Hsia stated.
The collapsed flesh is responsible for the flaccidity of the berries; despite this breakdown the seeds remain healthy, indicating that SOUR shrivel initiates after veraison.
A trained eye may be able to recognize a degree of flaccidity of an ovary that has spawned already.
divided PNES into two seizure types: 1) "major" motor manifestations resembling generalized tonic or clonic seizures, and 2) limpness, unresponsiveness, flaccidity, or "minor" seizures resembling absence-like or short focal seizures (25,43).
Increasing incompetence and flaccidity of Perry appointments across all agencies/issues -- they're down to their C list and falling fast.
EMG provides real-time visual and/or aural feedback, which indicates the relative tension or flaccidity of muscles by displaying the microvolts ([micro]V) of electricity emitted.
Generally speaking, massage is known to affect the circulation and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing.
While some characteristics show that there may be, like the flaccidity observed in the cell walls of the endosperm at t8 and t10, there is no polysaccharide reserve mobilization evidence whatsoever, since there is no significant alteration in the staining intensity by PAS or toluidine blue.
We used Western blotting, luciferase assays, atomic absorption spectrometry assays, and MTT [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide] assays, and we identified toxicity in mice based on hind-limb flaccidity and mortality.