muscle tone

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muscle tone

[′məs·əl ‚tōn]
(physiology)
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When muscle tension is released it feels like we have no control.
The combined increases in muscle tension and blood pressure observed during all four stressors suggest that the aggressive drivers may have a tendency to respond to emotionally evocative or challenging situations with hostile and/or defensive behaviors," she said.
Patients who wore the heated neck wrap for 8 hours a day for 3-days had more relief of pain and muscle tension, compared with those who did not.
During the initial reps, the trainee is instructed to control the rep speed in order to develop and maintain muscle tension.
People can increase their health by understanding how they react to stress, the possible link between chronic muscle tension, and the development of chronic diseases.
Thus, the ankle, knee and hip joints and surrounding muscles must be evaluated to identify limitations in range of motion, increased muscle tension and decreased strength that impair normal gait.
Relaxation is applicable to aerobics to minimize muscle tension, help channel the body's breathing and improve energy expenditure.
Headaches and other muscle tension are common physical symptoms of stress.
As muscle tension increases, more and more motor fibers join in the action.
NIOSH cites the major causes of carpal tunnel syndrome as repetitive motion, working with hands in a deviated position, and the amount of muscle tension and force required to perform a task.
In addition to signs of laryngopharyngeal reflux, strobovideolaryngoscopy revealed a mass along the medial aspect of her left arytenoid cartilage, mild left paresis, and muscle tension dysphonia.
This helps the practitioner ease chronic muscle tension, combats chronic neck/shoulder/back pain, and improve everyday life.