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In dentistry, the reaction force exerted per unit area of the brush during deflection; used interchangeably with firmness in describing toothbrush bristles or filaments; depends primarily on length and diameter of filaments or bristles.


half way to rigidity, tetany; result of insufficient use of the part.

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Q. can acupuncture help neck stiffness? I have neck pain- especially stiffness every week- once or twice. Try a lot of things but always comes back. Can acupuncture help? tell me please because if not- I dont want to put needles for nothing...

A. Acupuncture can fix most cases of neck pain, usually in 3-5 treatments. Most neck pain is due to muscular tightness, and acupuncture is very effective at releasing contracted muscles.

here's an article on Acupuncture for Back Pain:

The treatment of neck pain is very similar. There are very few cases of side effects with acupuncture. However, if you experience consistent pain that get progressively worse, you should visit your MD for x-rays and an MRI to rule out any structural problems (bone spurs, disc degeneration, tumors, etc).

Q. I received a corticosteroid injection in my left knne th A.M. Knee is all stiff & swollen. Is this normal?

A. actually you might have already had an arthritis in your knee before, then your doctor injected you with a corticosteroid into the affected joint. usually you will feel better (less pain) in your affected joint. if the symptoms don't improve then I suggest you to go see your specialist for further advise and treatment.

Q. i cant stop getting a hard on erection stiffy embarrassing crease in trousers

A. Have you heard of priapism,a condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal. If you suffer from this you should go see a doctor about it.

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Eliminating all degrees of freedom, which are located in the medium except the interface, the dynamic stiffness condensed matrix of the bounded medium, [[?
The safety and efficacy, including clinically relevant reduction of morning stiffness, of low-dose DR-prednisone in patients with active RA receiving DMARD therapy have been demonstrated versus conventional immediate-release (IR) prednisone in the Circadian Administration of Prednisone in Rheumatoid Arthritis (CAPRA-1) trial (27,28) and versus placebo in the CAPRA-2 trial.
For contact formulations, augmented Lagrange method has been used which in one hand is less sensitive to the magnitude of the contact stiffness and on the other hand prevents the chattering issue of the normal Lagrange method [11].
Previous strain elastography technology required clinicians to manually palpate a patient to identify stiff tissue and produced a measure of stiffness relative only to other tissue within the same patient s body.
Increasing RGO hip joint stiffness in the sagittal plane will reduce vertical arm loading while walking.
A total of 239 consecutive HIV/HCV patients with a new diagnosis of compensated cirrhosis participated in the study to assess the predictive value of liver stiffness as measured by TE.
Using DSM's Turane resins, one important goal was to improve the stiffness of the boat, making it better equipped to handle the rigors of a race.
However, it is the combination with stiffness requirements that render this new abstraction useful for the design of gravity compensators.
This is followed by next six months of plateu state, when there is no more increase in pain and stiffness.
Stiffness (k) is the quotient of force (f) over displacement (d); in this case, the amount of vertical ground reaction force measured underfoot divided by leg compression (k = f/d).
Similarly, morning stiffness that lasts less than 30 minutes could be a sign of osteoarthritis, reports Daily Express.
Summary: London [UK], January 9 (ANI): In a recent research, a team of researchers have found that morning stiffness that last for an hour could be an early sign of rheumatoid arthritis.