plateau phase

plateau phase

The second phase of Masters and Johnson’s four-stage model of physiological responses to sexual stimulation. Plateau follows the excitement or sexual arousal phase, and is characterised by increased heart and respiratory rates, increased sexual pleasure, increased muscle tension, and is followed by orgasm.

plateau phase

Microbiology A phase in the growth cycle of bacteria in culture, in which the nutrients are sufficient to sustain growth and the cells dying equal the number being produced de novo Sexology The 2nd of 4 sexual phases delineated by Masters and Johnson. Cf Excitement phase, Orgasmic phase, Resolution phase.
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Factor VIII expression has entered a plateau phase where the rate of decline has substantially slowed, which could be indicative of durable, long-term expression.
Saipem is in talks with Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) over a $1.2 billion worth offshore contract addendum for an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) project for Zohr field's ramp up to plateau phase, the company announced in a press release.
The Ramp Up to Plateau phase is scheduled to commence in January 2019, in direct continuity with the Optimised Ramp Up phase which has been completed in an outstanding 17-month project execution period from its contract award.
"We have seen a 30 per cent rise in customer demand for spare parts, this is unlike the last quarter in 2017 when business was almost at a plateau phase," said Mr Sunderji.He dispels the view that the new train freight cargo in Kenya may deal a blow to goods trucking business across the region.
A balance between outwards Potassium currents and inward Calcium currents accounts for phase 2, the plateau phase. Rapid repolarisation (Phase 3) follows when Calcium currents are inactivated whilst Potassium currents remain open.
The growth curve of the Guinea pig fetal fibroblast cells showed a typical "S" shape, consisting of the latent phase, exponential phase, and plateau phase. The cells after passage had a latent phase of about 24 h.
In the present study, our results showed that circulating Th1, Th17, and Th22 cells as well as the levels of IL-17 and IL-22 in plasma were obviously elevated in GBS at the acute phase and IVIg treatments could downregulate these cells and their cytokines at the plateau phase of GBS.
Two projects of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission namely -- Detailed Exploration of Uranium Resources in Bannu Basin and Kohat Plateau Phase 2 and Detailed Exploration of Uranium in Dera Ghazi Khan Phase V111 costing Rs634 million and Rs726 million respectively were approved by the CDWP.
This is in effect measuring the endpoint signal level, and as we can see in Figure 1, all the reactions end up at the same place: the "plateau phase." At the very far extremes of template load--from very high to barely there at all--there can sometimes be a small difference seen, but across many logs of "mid-range" concentrations, no reliable correlation is observed.
Depending on whether grapes are harvested in the early, mid-, or later stages of the plateau phase, the wine will be characterized by fresh fruit, neutral-spicy/pre-ripe or mature fruit flavors, respectively (see Figure 2).
This plateau phase was observed for about 8 days, during which the object gradually faded at a mean rate of 0.13 mag/d before it went into rapid decline.