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flaccid

[′flas·əd or ′flak·səd]
(botany)
Deficient in turgor.
(physiology)
Soft, flabby, or relaxed.
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In the present case, hypokalemia was a constant finding with ventroflexion of neck and flaccidity of muscles.
Surprisingly, hypertrophy and flaccidity of the vent seemed much more indicative of reproductive readiness than follicular enlargement observed by direct endoscopic examination of the ovaries.
The initial shipment, from the first facility, included three clams chosen by the producers because these organisms presented weakness and flaccidity of the mantle and siphon, and one organism that had two blisters in the base of the siphon.
It is the period of flaccidity when, first of all, we must proceed to correctly posture the entire upper limb:
"Facti pudor" means shame aroused by the fact of the flaccidity. But in Marlowe the shame arises from the persona contemplating that he will "performe it," or commit adultery.
The larvae had a symptomatology characteristic of infection by nematodes, displaying flaccidity and little mobility, as reported by Nyasani et al.
Now, however, their sense of national diminishment may be making them receptive to a middle course between a foreign policy of flaccidity (Obama) or grandiosity (his predecessor).
Older adults must be handled gently, no matter what their level of mobility, due to their innate muscle flaccidity. They must be protected against neck injuries because of the danger of subluxation and injury to the brainstem (Alvarez, 2008).
If the LMN system is impaired, voluntary muscle contraction and muscle tone are abnormally reduced, leading to flaccidity. Centrally, the reticulospinal tract of the motor system [5] and the direct and indirect pathways of the basal ganglia contribute to increased tonic muscle activity [6].
In addition, at these higher iron (Fe) solution concentrations plants exhibited visual symptoms of possible iron toxicity, including root flaccidity, reduced root branching, increased shoot die-back and mottling of leaves.
As patients diagnosed with stroke [cerebral vascular accident) often present with flaccidity and decreased H-reflex response, TENS at acupuncture points could potentially be used clinically to increase H-reflex response and ultimately decrease flaccidity.
The court, who has discussed the prisoner's petition, concluded that the treatment he is receiving is professional and adjusted to his needs." Ahmed Ibrahim is a medical doctor from the Hebron region specialized in muscular flaccidity. He says that it is not medically known that a given chemical or biological agent can cause the sudden occurrence of ALS.