plateau phase

plateau phase

The second phase of Masters and Johnson’s four-stage model of physiological responses to sexual stimulation. Plateau follows the excitement or sexual arousal phase, and is characterised by increased heart and respiratory rates, increased sexual pleasure, increased muscle tension, and is followed by orgasm.

plateau phase

Microbiology A phase in the growth cycle of bacteria in culture, in which the nutrients are sufficient to sustain growth and the cells dying equal the number being produced de novo Sexology The 2nd of 4 sexual phases delineated by Masters and Johnson. Cf Excitement phase, Orgasmic phase, Resolution phase.
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This plateau phase was observed for about 8 days, during which the object gradually faded at a mean rate of 0.
By holding back from the brink, a man should be able to prolong sex long enough to give their partner several orgasms while she remains in the plateau phase and highly aroused.
a physician researcher and colleagues studied early afterdepolarizations (EADs), an abnormal depolarization during the plateau phase of the heart electrical activity (action potential) that can initiate arrhythmia, and a hallmark of LQTS.
We also expect these production rates will be sustained over a several year plateau phase.
In the plateau phase to commence in 2015, over 3 billion cubic meters of gas (RWE Dea share) will be produced annually.
3] Nonstandard abbreviations: IFE, immunofixation electrophoresis; FLC, free light chain; MM, multiple myeloma; LEPP, light-chain escape from plateau phase.
Eventually, the operator may be considered an expert having successfully completed a number of procedures without failure in the plateau phase.
Ghawar is still at the plateau phase of production, the report underlined - and this must get steam out of the peak oil bogey - one can't help assuming.
Spend an evening together to rediscover what turns you both on and, when you do hit that plateau phase, think of your favourite fantasy to help you reach orgasm.
Moreover, it is unknown why negative pressure therapy is most effective in the first 2 weeks and subsequently tends toward a plateau phase.
The normal plateau phase is due to the balance of currents operative during phase 2.
7, where it remained for about 3 days (JD 2455590 to 2455592), representing a short plateau phase.