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squatting

 [skwaht´ing]
a position with the hips and knees flexed, the buttocks resting on the heels; sometimes adopted by a parturient woman at delivery or by a child with any of certain types of cardiac defects.

squatting

/squat·ting/ (skwaht´ing) a position with hips and knees flexed, the buttocks resting on the heels; sometimes adopted by the parturient at delivery or by children with certain types of cardiac defects.

squatting

Pediatrics A position adopted by a child with cyanotic congenital heart disease, classically seen in Fallot's tetralogy, linked to acute hypoxia; squatting relieves exertion-induced dyspnea by ↓ right-to-left shunt and ↑ systemic vascular resistance and pulmonary blood flow. See Shunt.
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In most of the previous studies, squatting position has been used to evaluate patients with Tetralogy of Fallot, individuals prone to vasovagal syncope, and heart transplant including diabetic cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, and also been used as a therapeutic means to counteract the fall in BP in patients suffering from dizziness and orthostatic hypotension or presenting pre-syncope symptoms, such as soon after exercise.
In order to analyze symmetry of squatting activity, muscle activity of VL, GC and GM were compared between right and left side.
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Kinder explained that prolonged squatting has been known to lead to compression of the peroneal nerves, a set of nerves near the knee joint.
The attack against squatting is a marked shift not only in the campaign against people now facing homelessness, but one to defend private property rights over the human right to shelter.
Stephen Parry, commercial director at Landlord Assist, is pleased that laws regarding squatting will finally be changed to protect the rights of landlords and property owners.
It is not just squatting that poses a risk to vacant property.
With an estimated 100,000 incidents of squatting in the UK, the clean-up bill for commercial property owners and managers could be pounds 650m, before taking into account repair costs.
When she was 19, she left Cardiff and headed to London, ended squatting " where she started a psychiatric nursing course, and ended up discovering the squatting scene in the city.
For far too many people, squatting is an act of easy rebellion which causes misery to communities and untold expense to law-abiding property owners.
The media campaign, which began two years ago, has been successful in reducing the number of pilgrims squatting in public places by 70 percent, especially among pilgrims who come from outside Makkah.
Bottom line: Yes, you can injure yourself squatting incorrectly, but you can also learn to squat safely in order to build strong knees and legs.