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laxity

/lax·i·ty/ (lak´sĭ-te)
1. slackness or looseness; a lack of tautness, firmness, or rigidity.
2. slackness or displacement in the motion of a joint.lax´

lax·i·ty

(laks'i-tē)
Looseness or freedom of movement in a joint, normal or excessive.
See also: instability
[L. laxitas, looseness]

laxity

(lăk′sĭ-tē) [L. laxitas, openness]
The amount a joint or ligament deviates from its initial position when a force is applied to it.

laxity

looseness. Used to describe the hyperextensibility of skin, and sometimes joints, in cutaneous asthenia and ehlers-danlos syndrome.
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At 6 months, patients in the treatment group were more than 3 times as likely to have no vaginal laxity, compared with their counterparts in the sham group (P less than or equal to 0.
Results: The results of the current study showed that there is no significant difference in ACL laxity in female athletes in three phases of menstrual cycle; namely menstruation time, ovulation time and mid-luteal phase.
The patient underwent a knee arthroscopy, which confirmed the presence of laxity in the PLC.
2, 22) Martineau and associates demonstrated decreased ligamentous laxity in female collegiate athletes using oral contraceptives.
Nowadays, there are some device-based approaches to measure anteroposterior translation or rotational laxity in order to promote consistency among diagnoses.
Another challenge that plastic surgeons face is how far they chase the skin, and if they could manage to prevent further skin laxity.
The predictable surges of female sex steroid hormones have also been discovered to alter the consistency of the ligament and increase its predisposition of laxity and damage (Hicks-Little et al.
Or can it be attributed to the negligence and laxity that many governmental authorities have experienced since the eruption of the revolution two years ago?
Riyadh, Dhu-AlHijjah 26, 1433, November 11, 2012, SPA -- The Royal Court issued today the following statement : "in continuation of the medical tests the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is undergoing, some laxity has been detected at the conjoining cord in the upper back.
In terms of problems, that can be caused by laxity of the eyelids, one must distinguish vertical from horizontal laxity.
Tony, by email AANY laxity of the muscles and tendons that support a joint, or minor injury to these, may cause them to click.
Even in these days of moral laxity, homosexuals and heterosexuals who are decent human beings abstain, knowing that bed-hopping is wrong.