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sal·ta·to·ry

(sal'tă-tō'rē),
Pertaining to, or characterized by, saltation.
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sal·ta·to·ry

(sal'tă-tōr-ē)
Pertaining to, or characterized by, saltation.
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Scientists have discovered that young white crappies are saltatory feeders, stopping to scan for Zooplankton and repositioning and moving again before stopping again to scan* These young planktivorous crappies stop to scan for an average of 0.3 to 1 second, depending on prey size.** Young bluegills feeding on Zooplankton also have been identified as saltatory feeders, pausing for an average of 0.1 to 0.4 seconds to scan.
Even children practiced the "saltatory art" as early as 1718 (Hoover 738, 744, 746-47; B.
It is the focal demyelination followed by slow remyelination that results in the slow nerve conduction velocity seen in these conditions because of the loss of saltatory conduction by myelin.
Contrary to the gradualism of Lyell and Darwin, the fossil record shows that most evolution is saltatory, occurring in scattered leaps.
This model also accounts functionally for the cargo size dependence of direction of transport along balancers: 1-[micro]m-diameter polystyrene beads, much smaller than lithocytes, undergo bidirectional saltatory transport along balancers, and usually do not reach the balancer tips (Noda, 2013).
The use of myelin significantly saves cellular energy by allowing the saltatory conduction of signals along the axon, where the de-and subsequent repolarization of the axonal membrane is restricted to the nodes of Ranvier [30] (Figure 2).
Huber, "Saltatory search in free-living Callithrix jacchus: environmental and age influences," International Journal of Primatology, vol.
According to clinical information, hepatic MRI conveys the different texture information according to different cirrhosis stage: normal hepatic tissue appears as delicate texture and uniform medium gray level, while early cirrhosis and middle and advanced cirrhosis appear as coarse particles or diffuse small nodular with saltatory gray with different extent [4].
The established disadvantages of DTC are highlighted at the start-up and in low speed region or the high ripple and slow response to the saltatory torque changes [2]-[4].
It acts as an insulator of the nerve axons and allows nerve impulses to pass rapidly along the axon in a series of jumps (saltatory conduction) from one gap between myelinated segments (node of Ranvier) to another, and also provides trophic support to the axon and maintains the integrity of the axon.
Impairment of saltatory conduction, slowing of conduction speed and/or conduction block are the pathophysiologic hallmarks of MS.