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1. The quality of being strong or powerful.
2. The degree of intensity.
3. The property of materials by which they endure the application of force without yielding or breaking.
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Neurology The amount of force that a person can exert. See Back extensor strength, Ego strength, Hand grip strength Psychology The ability to withstand mental stress.
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1. Ability to exert force against resistance.
2. The degree of intensity.
3. The property of materials by which they endure the application of force without yielding or breaking.
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1. The quality of being powerful.
2. Degree of intensity.
3. The property of materials by which they endure the application of force without yielding.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about strength

Q. How can one with fibromyalgia build muscle strength? What is the best way to build muscle (core and upper body, especially) when one has fibromyalgia and suffers from 24 to 48 hours of severe spasm and pain in the shoulders and neck whenever any lifting (with arms or of the upper torso against gravity) is done?

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Today, starch is used in wet end applications with pulp to enhance dry strength, including the ply bond and stiffness of paper, and to improve fines and chemical retention, drainage, internal sizing, formation and printability.
Dry strength, however, continues to rise as moisture increases.
Dry strength tests, which are run similarly to green strength but on specimens dried at 220-230F, are sometimes used to indicate the sand's shakeout characteristics as well as its properties when the sand is dried by the molten metal's heat.
Business Unit Paper offers functional chemicals and colorants, including internal sizing agents, surface sizing agents, wet and dry strength resins, retention/drainage aids, fluorescent whitening agents, dyes, and pigments.
Excessive heat drying of the sand during handling gives crumbly edges, sand rain from core surfaces, low dry strength, brittleness in pattern drawing and other problems.
Both wet and dry strength resins have a role in maintaining sheet strength and integrity in this low basis weight, high bulk sheet.
SMA IQ was found to promote interfiber bonding and can be considered a good dry strength additive.
This classic text provides a comprehensive study of the subject of dry strength additives.
Polymeric wet-end additives help meet customer requirements for the dry strength of paper, especially when recycled kraft fibers are used.
His areas of expertise also include retention aid and alternative sizing technology, synthetic paper applications, in nonwovens, and dry strength additives.
One or several sand tests, such as AFS clay, methylene blue clay absorption, compactibility, percent combustibles, green and dry strengths, permeability, etc.
The foundry is committed to green sand in a mix containing western bentonite, new sand, sea coal and water blended to have high green and dry strengths.