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plate

 [plāt]
1. a flat stratum or layer.
2. dental plate; sometimes, by extension, incorrectly used to designate a complete denture.
3. a flat vessel, usually a petri dish, containing sterile solid medium for the culture of microorganisms.
4. to prepare a culture medium in a petri dish, or to inoculate such a medium with a bacterial culture.
axial plate primitive streak.
bite plate biteplate.
cortical plate a layer of compact bone overlying the spongiosa of the alveolar process on the vestibular and oral aspects of the mandible and maxilla.
deck plate roof plate.
dental plate a plate of acrylic resin, metal, or other material that is fitted to the shape of the mouth, and serves for the support of artificial teeth.
dorsal plate roof plate.
end plate see end plate.
epiphyseal plate the thin plate of cartilage between the epiphysis and the shaft of a long bone; it is the site of growth in length and is obliterated by epiphyseal closure.
equatorial plate the collection of chromosomes at the equator of the spindle in mitosis.
floor plate the unpaired ventral longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also ventral plate.
foot plate footplate.
force plate force platform.
medullary plate neural plate.
muscle plate myotome (def. 2).
neural plate a thickened band of ectoderm in the midbody region of the developing embryo, which develops into the neural tube; called also medullary plate.
roof plate the unpaired dorsal longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also dorsal plate and deck plate.
tarsal plate tarsus (def. 2).
ventral plate floor plate.

force plate

A flat, floor-mounted instrument, similar to a scale, for determining weight-bearing loads and biomechanical forces placed on the foot during walking or running. It is used to detect subtle body movements in order to identify postural deficits, or to develop (in athletes or people with balance disorders) more fluid and safer coordination and locomotion.
See also: plate

force plate

a device for measuring the force between a body or object and the ground (the ground reaction force). Often constructed from strain gauges or piezo-electric transducers. Also known as a force platform.

force plate

floor-mounted, electronic, pressure-sensitive plate which calculates, analyses and records dynamic plantar forces
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Each subject walked barefoot across the two force plates before and after a fatigue protocol.
The DPSI and maximum vertical ground reaction force (vGRFmax) were measured after each protocol using a force plate (AccuGait; AMTI, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan).
The subjects were asked to step onto the force plate where the task would ultimately be performed, close their eyes, and listen to the recording.
Although we initially collected data from eight individuals poststroke, only data from two individuals were included in the analysis because of an insufficient number of acceptable foot contacts on the force plate during curved walking (<4 per condition).
The necessary equipment for a fully functional electromyography clinic includes a specially made treadmill, wind trainer, force plates in the floor and wireless electrodes to send signals from patients to computers - those alone cost $26,000, Sean Roach said - so the cost is prohibitive for many nonresearch clinics.
The force plate was connected to a desktop computer running custom LabVIEW data collection and analysis software (version 7.
A force plate is an extremely sensitive tool and can pick up even the smallest of differences in weight-bearing.
The result is normally a number of 100 point vectors that describe the trajectory for one step along with the required force plate data in the same timeframe.
All participants completed the SEBT testing procedures prior to testing on the force plate.
First, to estimate the amount of grain harvested, most yield mapping systems rely on a force plate or other method of measuring mass and a moisture sensor.
In one lesson, Bob Melton, science curriculum specialist at Putnam City Schools in Oklahoma City, used Vernier's Force Plate, which measures forces of action, and a low-g Accelerometer to have students measure forces on a two-liter soda bottle rocket.