upper limb

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upper limb

[′əp·ər ′lim]
(astronomy)
That half of the outer edge of a celestial body having the greatest altitude.
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A Z-shaped anterior capsulotomy was performed with the superior limb of the capsulotomy taken from the acetabular origin, and the inferior limb taken from the femoral attachment; then, the femoral head was dislocated anteriorly.
Stabi-Lock provides superior limb alignment, reduces vibration, and optimizes transfer of the bow's kinetic energy to your arrow.
Its superior limb traveled in the expected location, and its inferior limb coursed over both the promontory and the expected location of the round window.
Molded limbs are held with AR's pivoting limb pockets which incorporate a rubber insert for superior limb fit and vibration dampening.
The inferior limb of the elliptical incision is carried through the platysma, whereas the superior limb transects the skin and subcutaneous tissue but does not violate the platysma (figure 1,A).
In flexion and right and left lateral flexion, tennis players and wrestlers have developed an isometric strength significantly higher in the same part of the trunk, with the non-dominant superior limb.
The superior limbs musculature The task "tractions from hanging at the fixed bar", through which the resistance in force regime of the scapular-humeral flexors was tested, allowed us to obtain the following statistical values:
Spasticity is characterized by hypertonia that involves decurrent velocity-dependence with hypersensitivity of the stretching reflex, and possessing selectivity of anti-gravitational muscles (predominant in flexors of superior limbs and extensors of inferior limbs) (4).
It is destined especially to inferior and superior limbs joints recovery but performing the corresponding exercises will affect also the muscles.
Keller, 1995) made of (table 1) 9 motor tests (The cardio-respiratory endurance--through the run to and fro race 20 x 50 m and the test on the ergometric bicycle, Strength--the static force through dynamometry, the explosive strength by jumping in length from standing; Muscular endurance--the functional strength by maintaining in hanging, the trunk strength by lifting from laying down; Speed--the coordination speed through the run to and fro race 10 x 5 m, the superior limbs speed by touching the plates;
In humans, the larynx has four basic functions: air breathing, occlusion for protection of the inferior airways during swallowing, occlusion for the increase in intrathoracic (cough) or intra-abdominal (defecation) pressure and stabilization of the superior limbs, and finally phonation.

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