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tension

1. Physics a force that tends to produce an elongation of a body or structure
2. Physics voltage, electromotive force, or potential difference
3. a device for regulating the tension in a part, string, thread, etc., as in a sewing machine

Tension

A pulling or stretching force in line with the axis of the body; the opposite of compression, which is a pushing, crushing stress.

tension

[′ten·chən]
(mechanics)
The condition of a string, wire, or rod that is stretched between two points.
The force exerted by the stretched object on a support.
(mechanical engineering)
A device on a textile manufacturing machine or a sewing machine that regulates the tautness and the movement of the thread or the fabric. Also known as tension device.

tension

The state or condition of being pulled or stretched.
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Plastic surgery with the controlled tissue tension was performed in 30 cases (8.
In a 2008 study on a 9-months' pregnant treatment, including myofascial release, bone bruise technique, advanced strain counterstrain technique, mobility templates, and neural tissue tension technique, resulted in an increase in un-compensated pain-free flexion and extension, as well as an improvement of standing posture.
The researchers turned back to pancreatic tumor samples from human patients to confirm their findings, and demonstrated that tumors from patients with SMAD4 mutations and short survival times indeed had elevated levels of Stat3, high local tissue tension, altered connective tissue and molecular signs of a more aggressive status.
Coagulation is maximized when the setting is low and tissue is under minimal tension; a high setting and maximal tissue tension, on the other hand, disrupt tissue with minimal hemostasis.
Palpable tissue tension was discovered in the complex of the tensor fascia latae, iliotibial band, lateral aspect of gluteus maximus, as well as the fascia latae along the lateral aspect of the right femur.
To ensure hemostasis when using the ultrasonic shears, relax tissue tension and activate the device using minimum power.
At end inspiration, presumably the most risky point in the tidal cycle, the difference between the plateau pressure and esophageal pressure gives an indication of tissue tensions within the lung, but clearly these are not everywhere equal.