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Posture

posture The position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a... Read More

Stretch reflex

Definition noun A reflex contraction of a muscle when the muscle proprioceptors (e.g. muscle spindles) are... Read More

Control of Body Movement

Motor Control Hierarchy A motor program is the pattern of neural activities required to perform a movement is created and... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Real

real royal; regal; kingly. The blood real of Thebes. 1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Degenerative disease

A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due to the deterioration of the... Read More

Homo sapiens sapiens

Homo sapiens What are homo sapiens? Homo sapiens is the species of all the highly developed primates on earth, a category... Read More

Muscle tone

Definition noun (1) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow of nerve... Read More

Muscular system

Definition noun An organ system comprised of skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, and cardiac muscles that are responsible for... Read More

Muscle tonus

Definition noun (1) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow of nerve... Read More

Reticular activating system

reticular activating system (Science: physiology) A physiological term denoting that part of the brainstem reticular... Read More

Tonic contraction

tonic contraction Sustained contraction of a muscle, as employed in the maintenance of... Read More

Squat

squat (Science: zoology) The angel fish (Squatina angelus). 1. The posture of one that sits on his heels or hams, or close... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Sedentary

sedentary 1. Sitting habitually, of inactive habits. 2. Pertaining to a sitting posture. Origin: L.... Read More

Seat

seat 1. To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self. The guests were no sooner seated but they entered... Read More

Parade

parade 1. The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled. 2. An assembly and orderly arrangement... Read More

Tonic contractions

tonic contraction Sustained contraction of a muscle, as employed in the maintenance of... Read More

Recumbent

recumbent Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; resting;... Read More

Dormant

Dormant a large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or sleep. . Called also dormant... Read More

Upright

upright 1. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright... Read More

Movement

movement 1. The act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another;... Read More

Divers

Divers 1. Different in kind or species; diverse. Every sect of them hath a divers posture. (Bacon) Thou shalt not sow thy... Read More

Arise

Arise 1. To come up from a lower to a higher position; to come above the horizon; to come up from one's bed or place of... Read More

Move

move 1. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place... Read More

Ganglion

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Remove

remove 1. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building. Thou... Read More

Position

position 1. The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm,... Read More

Effects of Gravity on Sleep

Gravity is a natural phenomenon that affects all things particularly all living creatures from cell to human being. It has... Read More