muscular tone


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muscular tone

The state of slight contraction usually present in muscles that contributes to posture and coordination; the ability of a muscle to resist a force for a considerable period without change in length.
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The positioning of CP child in the CP chair provides proprioceptive stimulation that improves normal muscular tone with the child havin g tonic labyrinthine reflex.15 The child positioning in prone lying with neck righting reflex encourages sensory motor system.16 Head control with rotational movement assists the development and improvement of equilibrium reactions.
She's obviously much, much more multilateral than Republicans, but there's a certain muscular tone, a certain assumption that there will be hostile ideologies that threaten America.
These players had clear and muscular tone in perfect balance, they responded to each others' subtleties and displayed the highest degree of musical intelligence.
In spite of it's large clinical use, published evidences of the efficacy of eperisone are limited to the treatment of patients with myelopathy or tropical spastic paraparesis (11), neurogenic bladder (12), increased muscular tone after stroke (13), and muscle cramps from liver diseases (14); in addition, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial has shown a clear benefit of eperisone on pain in the nuchal region, back pain, pain in arms and shoulders, stiffness and other symptoms in patients with cervical spondylosis (15).
The muscular tone of the utterance suggests that human beings can and should always choose an active route.