Adams test

Adams test

(ad'amz)
A measurement of lateral spinal curvature (scoliosis) after the patient bends forward at the waist. A scoliometer is used to measure the degree of curvature.
Synonym: Adams forward bend test
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In this study I only included those subjects that (1) abnormally pronated and (2) were positive for the Adams test. I ran a t-test on the clinical data to determine if a positive correlation existed between the prominence of the scapula wing, the direction of the thoracic curve and the abnormal pronation pattern.
Reading the provisions together, the court concluded that "Congress intended that only partners in heterosexual marriages be considered spouses." (33) So, under the second prong of the Adams test, the Ninth Circuit found that Congress did not intend the word "spouse" to include same-sex couples because the ordinary meaning of "marriage" involved opposite-sex couples, there was nothing in the legislative history that indicated "spouse" was meant to include someone of the same sex, and Congress intended to exclude homosexuals.
The BIA analyzed the marriage's validity for immigration purposes under the Adams test. First, it found that the North Carolina marriage was valid because the petitioner possessed a female North Carolina birth certificate and North Carolina registered her marriage.
Using the Adams framework and the analysis in In re Lovo-Lara, the next Part will apply the Adams test with particular emphasis on congressional intent.
During the late 1920s, the Adams test car, with an open top and rubber tires on wooden-spoke wheels, replaced the old Illinois tractor test vehicle.
Adams test their uniforms to make sure all fabrics can resist the rough and tumble of the playground.
Cloney, Tayler, Hattie, Cleveland and Adams tested the influences of family socioeconomic status (SES) on the selection of early childhood education and care program quality.
Town continued to press for an equaliser, spreading the ball wide to create openings as Adams tested Clarke in his unfamiliar position.
Senior captain Katie Adams tested Douglas keeper Amanda Gresian with a hard drive seconds into the second stanza.
Again and again, Adams tested the Gag Rule's meaning.
It took 23 minutes before Aberdeen created their first chance when Adams tested their keeper with a powerful 30-yard drive.
Dr Adams tested the new investigative method on 40 incidents in hospitals where injury was caused to a patient.