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sway

[swā]
(naval architecture)
Lateral movement of the center of gravity of a ship.

sway

In thatched roof construction, one of the small willow or hazelwood rods laid at right angles to the thatching to hold it down.
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Sway is said to be anteroposterior or mediolateral when the body is displaced in anteroposterior or mediolateral direction respectively.
There was no significant difference between pretreatment and post-treatment anteroposterior and mediolateral sway (P > 0.
Specificity of postural sway to the demands of a precision task.
The pathological joint exhibits some special sway patterns and bigger sway amplitudes when the body weight is born by the injured leg.
The sway amplitudes of patients with spine and joint pathology are bigger in both anterior-posterior and mediolateral directions.
Sway amplitudes are higher when the body weight is transferred to one of the legs and increase significantly during the 1--legged stance.
The actual limit of stability is affected by the COG sway frequency.
42] The increased body sway seen after the age of 60 is the consequence of cumulative degenerative changes in the vestibular, proprioceptive, sensory, and musculoskeletal systems.