mechanical stimulus


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mechanical stimulus

A stimulus produced by a physical change such as contact with objects or changes in pressure.
See also: stimulus
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When the central region of the heart was arrested by a mechanical stimulus, the anterior and posterior regions beat independently with their own rhythms; subsequently their rhythms were gradually resynchronized [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED].
The results of this essay suggested that mechanical stimulus by stem bendings changes allocation of biomass and carbon in seedlings of Pinus taeda because leaf area is no longer the preferred carbon sink, resulting in increased growth of stem diameter and roots in treated seedlings.
Sensitivity to mechanical stimulus (tactile stimulus) was measured by scraping the exposed root surface (test sites) of the teeth by means of a North Carolina periodontal prove(PCP) as described by Collins et al.
In whole body vibration the skin is the first tissue that receives the vibration stimulus, (4) thus mechanoreceptors, slow or fast adapting, will be influenced by this mechanical stimulus. It can be expected as well that chronic exposure to vibration becomes deleterious.
Then, the mechanical stimulus is measured by the load cell, yielding the applied force value, whereas the output light is continuously monitored by the CCD, making it possible to correlate the average intensity I with the input forces.
Moreover, the lack of the mechanical stimulus to bone remodeling owing to minimum strain energy or less compressive stress commonly known as stress shielding can lead over time to excessive bone resorption and bone thinning, eventually loosening the fixation [51].
[10] and frequency [7] and that the hip extensor muscles have the potential to generate a muscle-specific and spatially heterogeneous mechanical stimulus for bone adaptation in the proximal femur [5].
Furthermore, whether cells derived from tissues in these distinct microenvironments, including HPDLSCs and PPDLSCs, reacted differently to a mechanical stimulus was unknown.
Heffner's tail clip test: was used to evaluate the analgesic activity of MeOV by applying a mechanical stimulus in the form of metal artery clip at the rear end of the tail (up to 2 cm).
It is assumed that there is one sensor point (where the mechanical stimulus is evaluated) per each FE.

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