Example sentences for: stiffness

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  • We considered S c to be 1.55 nN/μm, which was measured using a microcapillary aspiration technique [ 9 10 ] . To calculate the balance of forces using the equation proposed by Yoneda and Dan [ 4 ] , the in-plane stiffness or surface tension is the appropriate parameter to consider.

  • Investigators saw significant improvements in pain scores and significantly less morning stiffness, similar to our results.

  • Eventually ramrod became personified, taking on the added meaning of `one marked by rigidity, stiffness, and severity,' even though the original ramrods, which were straight, were rather flexible.

  • The fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is characterized by wide spread pain in the body, associated with particular tender points [ 1 2 ] . It is often accompanied by unrestorative sleep patterns, fatigue, headaches, irritable bowel and bladder syndrome, morning stiffness, paresthesias, anxiety, and depression [ 2 3 ] . The prevalence rate is about 2% in the general population, 3.9% of women ages 20-40 and 5.8% of women ages 40-60 [ 4 ] , and as high as 8% in women ages 55-64 [ 5 ] . FMS is more prevalent in women than men, in about a 3:1 ratio [ 5 ] . People who suffer from FMS have a disability index comparable to that of patients with rheumatoid arthritis [ 6 ] while disease severity was worse than Sjogren's syndrome [ 7 ] . The natural course of FMS may include some symptomatic relief [ 8 ] , but many symptoms remain essentially unchanged after 7 years of follow up [ 9 ] .

  • More myosin-II is recruited to the furrow cortex when D. discoideum cells are flattened by agar overlay when compared to cells grown under standard conditions on the surface of a culture plate [ 18 ] . Flattening a cell by agar overlay may increase the apparent stiffness of the cell by introducing tension into the cortex from increased hydrostatic pressure.


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