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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We have seen a 30 per cent rise in customer demand for spare parts, this is unlike the last quarter in 2017 when business was almost at a plateau phase," said Mr Sunderji.
Understandably the widely-reported impact of falling global dairy prices saw those in the primary sector (net negative 23 percent) buck the positive trend, along with Christchurch-based business operators (down seven percent) who are in the middle of managing the transition to the rebuild's plateau phase.
Two projects of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission namely -- Detailed Exploration of Uranium Resources in Bannu Basin and Kohat Plateau Phase 2 and Detailed Exploration of Uranium in Dera Ghazi Khan Phase V111 costing Rs634 million and Rs726 million respectively were approved by the CDWP.
Depending on whether grapes are harvested in the early, mid-, or later stages of the plateau phase, the wine will be characterized by fresh fruit, neutral-spicy/pre-ripe or mature fruit flavors, respectively (see Figure 2).
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.
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.
The economy peaked in 1816, before a short recession, which was followed by a plateau phase of nineteen years before the downturn.
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.