gliding movement


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gliding movement

Movement of one surface over another without angular or rotatory movement, as well. This type of movement occurs in the temporomandibular joint after opening when the condyles and disks move forward, as in protrusion of the jaw.
See also: movement
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Spaces observed between the tendon and the peritendinous structures were indicative of loosening of adhesions and presence of gliding movement.
Although the authors state that the ability to quantify rolling and gliding movements may help in identifying levels of functional ability in subjects, the authors did not examine the relationship between these variables in the current study.
The synovial-like orientation of the fibroblast-like synoviocytes may remain as long as the gliding movement of the foreign material keeps the potential space open.