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brace

 [brās]
1. an orthopedic appliance or apparatus applied to the body, particularly the trunk and lower limbs, to support the weight of the body, to correct or prevent deformities, or to control involuntary movements. See also orthosis.
2. (in the plural) orthodontic appliance.
Milwaukee brace a brace consisting of a leather girdle and neck ring connected by metal struts; used to brace the spine in the treatment of scoliosis.
Milwaukee brace. From Bolander, 1994.
neck brace cervical orthosis.

brace

(brās),
An orthosis or orthopedic appliance that supports or holds in correct position a part of the body and can allow motion at adjacent joints, in contrast to a splint, which prevents motion of the part.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. bracchium, arm, fr. G. brachion]

brace

(brās)
n.
1. An orthopedic appliance used to support, align, or hold a bodily part in the correct position.
2. often braces A dental appliance constructed of bands and wires that is fixed to the teeth to correct irregular alignment.
3. An extremely stiff, erect posture.
4. A cause or source of renewed physical or spiritual vigor.
v. braced, bracing, braces
v.tr.
To furnish with a brace.

brace

Any external device used to shore mechanically weakened or compromised musculoskeletal groups.

brace

Orthopedics A device that shores biomechanically weakened body parts. See Milwaukee brace.

brace

(brās)
An orthosis or orthopedic appliance that supports or holds in correct position any movable part of the body and that allows motion of the part, in contrast to a splint, which prevents motion of the part.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. bracchium, arm, fr. G. brachion]

brace

1. An ORTHODONTIC appliance used to correct malposition of the teeth by exerting pressure in the desired direction. Sustained pressure on a tooth causes bone absorption on the side opposite that on which pressure is applied and bone growth on the same side.
2. An externally worn leg support needed when a leg is unstable from muscle weakness or joint disease, or a spinal support used to correct deformity such as SCOLIOSIS.

brace

(brās)
An orthosis or orthopedic appliance that supports or holds in correct position any movable part of the body and that allows motion of the part.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. bracchium, arm, fr. G. brachion]
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Performance of healthy braced participants during aerobic and anaerobic capacity tasks.
Experimental and analytical investigation of tubular links for eccentrically braced frames.
The maximum load level reached by each braced wall regardless of the failure mode was defined as the measured yield strength, [S.sub.y].
Test samples were braced walls with crossed straps and shear wall panels with the sheathings.
After ensuring the accuracy of analytical model with experimental results, several braced frames with different configurations such as the cross bracing, Chevron, K form, and some shear wall specimens with 4 different sheathing types were modeled in the finite element software.
Furthermore, an overall decrease in knee joint angle was observed across all time points (T2-T5) in the braced group when compared with the NB group.
It is possible that the FKB does not effect joints that are distal to the braced joint.
In a recent study, Campbell, Yaggie and Cipriani (5) investigated the changes in lower extremity kinetics throughout a one hour period of exercise between a braced and no-braced group.
The objective of the testing program was to determine an effective E when a truss web having length [L.sub.W] was braced in a specific manner by another 2 by 4 brace having length [L.sub.B].
It should be noted that the experimental ratios from the ultimate load tests are based on sample sizes of 3 and 10 for the unbraced and braced members, respectively (Leichti et al.
Waltz tested Select Structural and Standard Douglas Fir-Larch (DFL) specimens axially loaded and braced by his computer-controlled testing apparatus to determine the required brace force.
For permanent bracing design purposes, a simple "hand calculation" method was desired to approximate the brace force required to stabilize numerous compression webs braced by one or two CLBs or chords braced by CLBs at multiple locations.