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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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No strong correlations existed between IR and either of the two methods we used to measure posterior capsular tightness (posterior laxity and cross-body adduction).
The effect of exercise on anterior-posterior knee laxity.
If a patient has significant lid laxity (>6mm with anterior traction) or a slow lid snap back test then primary closure is indicated.
Physician surveys indicate that vaginal laxity is the number one post-delivery physical change for women, being more prevalent than weight gain, urinary incontinence or stretch marks.
The Director General has also been directed to take immediate steps on this issue through Civil Surgeons in all districts and any kind of laxity would not be tolerated," Anil Vij said.
According to Dr Parashar, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, Dubai, UAE, “Planning a body lift is very challenging in bariatric patients, as the skin laxity can involve many parts of the body such as arms, breasts, abdomen, back, buttock, bra rolls, thighs etc.
Lucknow: An Uttar Pradesh government panel on Sunday accused a Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) of inciting Saharanpur riots, besides blaming laxity by local officials, sparking a war of words among parties with BJP dismissing the report as "politically motivated" and an attempt by ruling Samajwadi Party to hide its "failures".
Turkey's worst mining disaster has set off a raft of protests against what is perceived as official laxity and corruption.
Photoaging affects the sun-exposed areas and is characterized clinically by fine and coarse wrinkling, roughness, dryness, laxity, teleangiectasia, loss of tensile strength and pigmentary changes.
On his part, the Egyptian Shura Council Chairman emphasised brotherly ties binding both countries, affirming that any threat to Bahrain and its sovereignty is a direct threat to Egypt and should be dealt with with no laxity.
By focusing on one of the most crucial denominators of women's issues -- domestic violence -- and convicting the guilty without laxity, the Pakistan government has shown its will to change the status quo.
We need to know if the tragic accident that killed 19 passengers and injured two is caused by laxity in abiding by the safety standards or the inefficiency of the pilots or crews operating these flights or by any other factors.