Example sentences for: abrupt

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  • This might be related to the abrupt changes that occur with manual turning, and pain associated with manual hand clapping on the chest wall.

  • Those afferents that exhibited a pause in discharge frequency as the extrafusal fibers contracted ("silent period") were classified as muscle spindles [ 24 25 ] . Primary muscle spindles were differentiated from secondary muscle spindles with the satisfaction of at least two out of three criteria tested on every afferent: 1) a conduction velocity > 75 m/sec; 2) an increase in discharge frequency at 100 μm displacement reflecting a low stretch threshold; 3) an abrupt decrease in frequency discharge at the end of stretch that returned to L init static discharge levels.

  • Immunostaining for E2F in the furrow of the eye disc showed an abrupt drop in protein levels at the position where most cells exit G1 and initiate S phase [ 12 ] . Using a double label approach, we were able to test directly for overlap between E2F presence and S phase as marked by 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporation in dividing cells of the wing disc despite the asynchrony of division.

  • He went from painting realistic New York scenes to concocting mythological motifs with titles like Archaic Idol and Tentacles of Memory . In a way, the shift was less abrupt than it seemed, for Rothko traded in one set of underground subjects, the subway, for another, the "depth psychology" strata of the unconscious, with dreamscape bric-a-brac lifted from Surrealist painters Joan Miró and Yves Tanguy.

  • At its worst, Limbo is about when bad things happen to good people, and its ending is cruelly abrupt (although maybe merciful if it means what I think it does).


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