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hind limb

n.
A posterior appendage, such as a leg, wing, or flipper.
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In a series of experiments, the researchers found that nicotine could enhance new blood vessel growth in mice whose hind limbs were artificially starved of oxygen.
Despite their plumage, these hind limbs probably didn't flap to provide propulsion.
First, they found "cutmarks on bones of both the front and hind limb.
We attached the robot to the bottom of the animal's paws and programmed it to provide a support force during stance and to move freely along with the hind limb during swing.
To be classified as a "case" of limb malformation, a specimen had to exhibit one of the following: missing or reduced hind limb elements, complete but malformed hind limb, and/or duplicated hind limb elements or segments.
For example, hind limb paralysis, can develop in some male hamsters that are between six to 10 months of age - which might be an inherited condition.
Barbaro's strength on the hind limb has been gradually improving," said Dr Dean Richardson.
For example, there is a condition called chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy, a common cause of hind limb problems in older German Shepherds.
Rats that received the mild injury exhibited a transient decrease in hind limb ambulatory activity which resolved completely within 1-2 weeks.
To make this discovery, Conte and colleagues studied the effects of the compounds (resolvin or RvD) first in cultured vascular cells taken from patients who had undergone bypass operations, and then in rabbits who were treated with a balloon angioplasty procedure in the arteries of the hind limb.
But the human version dramatically boosted the activity of genes in the mouse's primordial thumb, forelimb, hind limb and toe, the researchers found.