flaccidity


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flac·cid·i·ty

(fla-sid'i-tē),
The condition or state of being flaccid.

flaccidity

A state characterised by a complete loss of muscle tone, as occurs in flaccid paralysis of poliomyelitis.

flac·cid·i·ty

(flak-sid'i-tē)
The condition or state of being flaccid.
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While both mechanisms avoid confrontation, they suffer from a consequent flaccidity. Attitudes are often intractable; the status differences, stranger relations, institutional pathologies and divergent incentives discussed above are powerful forces that act over time to produce deeply entrenched behaviors.
"Neither prior approval with its rigidity nor its opposite, open and competitive rating with its flaccidity had enough discipline," Hsia stated.
Another interesting feature is that the whole bunch stem appears to be healthy(see photos at right.) The collapsed flesh is responsible for the flaccidity of the berries; despite this breakdown the seeds remain healthy, indicating that SOUR shrivel initiates after veraison.
A trained eye may be able to recognize a degree of flaccidity of an ovary that has spawned already.
divided PNES into two seizure types: 1) "major" motor manifestations resembling generalized tonic or clonic seizures, and 2) limpness, unresponsiveness, flaccidity, or "minor" seizures resembling absence-like or short focal seizures (25,43).
* "Increasing incompetence and flaccidity of Perry appointments across all agencies/issues -- they're down to their C list and falling fast.
EMG provides real-time visual and/or aural feedback, which indicates the relative tension or flaccidity of muscles by displaying the microvolts ([micro]V) of electricity emitted.
Generally speaking, massage is known to affect the circulation and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing.
Indirect laryngoscopy performed at this time showed right vocal cord paralysis (flaccidity).
We used Western blotting, luciferase assays, atomic absorption spectrometry assays, and MTT [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide] assays, and we identified toxicity in mice based on hind-limb flaccidity and mortality.
"Netanyahu knows the gravity the law's impact will have, but is demonstrating political flaccidity and total capitulation to the extreme right which is taking over the Likud.