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plate

 [plāt]
1. a flat stratum or layer.
2. dental plate; sometimes, by extension, incorrectly used to designate a complete denture.
3. a flat vessel, usually a petri dish, containing sterile solid medium for the culture of microorganisms.
4. to prepare a culture medium in a petri dish, or to inoculate such a medium with a bacterial culture.
axial plate primitive streak.
bite plate biteplate.
cortical plate a layer of compact bone overlying the spongiosa of the alveolar process on the vestibular and oral aspects of the mandible and maxilla.
deck plate roof plate.
dental plate a plate of acrylic resin, metal, or other material that is fitted to the shape of the mouth, and serves for the support of artificial teeth.
dorsal plate roof plate.
end plate see end plate.
epiphyseal plate the thin plate of cartilage between the epiphysis and the shaft of a long bone; it is the site of growth in length and is obliterated by epiphyseal closure.
equatorial plate the collection of chromosomes at the equator of the spindle in mitosis.
floor plate the unpaired ventral longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also ventral plate.
foot plate footplate.
force plate force platform.
medullary plate neural plate.
muscle plate myotome (def. 2).
neural plate a thickened band of ectoderm in the midbody region of the developing embryo, which develops into the neural tube; called also medullary plate.
roof plate the unpaired dorsal longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also dorsal plate and deck plate.
tarsal plate tarsus (def. 2).
ventral plate floor plate.

force plate

A flat, floor-mounted instrument, similar to a scale, for determining weight-bearing loads and biomechanical forces placed on the foot during walking or running. It is used to detect subtle body movements in order to identify postural deficits, or to develop (in athletes or people with balance disorders) more fluid and safer coordination and locomotion.
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She was then asked to approach the force plate down the runway in a sequence commonly seen during grand allegro: arms prepared by sweeping to premiere en bas and moving to first position; tombe with the leading arm moving to second position and pas de bouree with the non-leading arm moving to second position; glissade while the arms allonge and return to first position as the jump ends; and grand jete with the arms extending into third arabesque.
Two force plates were developed with pressure sensors (YZC-1B) and sampled at 100 Hz using a microcontroller (Arduino UNO).
To validate the experimental result, the estimated muscular forces were compared with the another experimental result (Figure 11(b)); muscular forces were estimated by using a model-based estimation algorithm, a camera-based motion capture system and a force plate were used to measure motion information, and EMG signals were also recorded for validation [63].
Evaluation of agreement between numerical rating scales, visual analogue scoring scales, and force plate gait analysis in dogs.
For no-imagery, they were instructed to step onto the force plate and read one of three separate passages on the sliding filament theory for 30 sec immediately prior to each task repetition.
FSR and force plate signals were low-pass filtered at 25 Hz with a fourth-order Butterworth filter.
Chapters Ten and Twelve are related to the relationships between data of different types (two-dimensional analysis, joint angles and force plate data); interpretation and reporting.
The force link set is installed in a bespoke force plate assembly machined in-house from solid stainless steel to meet the needs of the R&D process.
The device consists of a portable frame (1), a mounting panel (2), and a force plate (3).
The female dancers from Lochwinnoch and Milngavie carried out the step on a force plate, which analysed whether the impact on the bones fell in the category believed to be good for bone health.
"But then we had her jump off the block onto a force plate connected to a computer, which showed what was actually happening with the muscles in both legs, and we could see she was compensating for the injury by landing with all of her force on her other leg."
Subjects then performed three maximum countermovement vertical jumps with arm-swing on an AMTI force plate (Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc., Watertown, MA) separated by 15 seconds rest (pre-test) [23, 24].