lower shank

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low·er shank

(lō'ĕr shangk)
Portion of the functional shank nearest to the working-end; provides an important visual clue when selecting the correct working-end of an instrument.
Synonym(s): terminal shank.
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In one experiment, we applied a viscous force field to the lower shank of nondisabled subjects as they stepped on a treadmill.
The leg robot ARTHuR has the potential to be used as a gait-training device, but it is relatively expensive and cannot assist at both the knee and the lower shank as experienced therapists commonly do.
The results from the virtual treadmill experiment led us to switch strategies and attach the robot arms to the lower shanks of the rats as they walked on a physical treadmill.