silent period


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si·lent pe·ri·od

1. the time during which there is no electrical activity in a muscle following its rapid unloading;
2. any pause in an otherwise continuous series of electrophysiologic events.

silent period

1. The time in the course of a disease in which the signs and symptoms are so mild as to be difficult to detect.
2. A pause in normally continuous electrical events such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) or electroencephalogram (EEG).
3. A period in a tendon reflex that immediately follows the contraction of the responding muscles during which the motor neurons do not respond to afferent impulses entering the reflex center.
See also: period

si·lent pe·ri·od

(sīlĕnt pērē-ŏd)
Time during which no electrical activity occurs in a muscle following its rapid unloading.
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We get attached to each story we shoot, but filming the story of the plumber woman who's over 50 and still works to help her son was just unforgettable," Sekkat said, going silent period of time, only to go on saying with a twinkle in his eyes: "When you get to see people fighting just to have what you think are basic life needs, that touches you.