treadmill

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treadmill

exercise equipment that allows the individual to walk or run in place on a rotating belt. A treadmill may be flat or inclined.

treadmill

(tred'mil)
A conveyor belt for walking or running in place; the speed of movement and angle of inclination can be varied during tests of cardiopulmonary health and conditioning.
See: exercise tolerance test

treadmill

mechanized running surface allowing the subject to walk/run without travelling forward, either at self-chosen pace (for sagittal/frontal-plane gait analysis), or forced pace (for cardiac and claudication stress tests)