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In summary, the results presented showed an increase in the level of discretionary accruals in the contraction phase and a reduction during the recovery phase.
According to the measurements obtained at the contraction phase, the VL muscles of the HCG benefited from the exercise treatment more than the PFPSG.
It proposed an aggregation and assignment algorithm [7, 9] for the expansion phase and merging algorithms for the contraction phase [6].
The expansion phase has 3 stages (recovery, growth, and boom) whereas the contraction phase (being so short) is not divided into stages.
Artis (2002) defines amplitude as the average of the percent increase in expansion and decline in contraction phases. In this study we chose to focus on the contraction phase and define the amplitude of the softwood lumber industry cycles as the percent decline experienced in the contraction phase of a cycle (last peak to this trough), which is calculated as
of all four matrices representing different scenarios, the PD increases starting from the lowest in the boom phase, followed by the average and mixed phase, and finally ending in the highest in the contraction phase. As expected, the worse (unstable) the state of the economy is, the greater the PD.
Measurements are recorded and analyzed in 4 phases: (1) initial baseline phase: 60-second evaluation with the patient at rest to determine the initial resting baseline EMG; (2) rapid contraction phase: recording of electrical activity while performing five phasic rapid contractions; (3) tonic contraction and endurance phase: recording of electrical activity of pelvic floor and abdominal wall muscles following a total of 5 contractions of 10 seconds each, with a resting interval time of 10 seconds; (4) late baseline phase: 60-second evaluation with the patient at rest to determine the final resting baseline EMG activity.
Another stylized fact shared by the Eurozone and the emerging market economies: Pro-cyclical fiscal policies in the contraction phase of the cycle So far we have pointed out stylized facts of the macroeconomic dynamics determined by the interaction between agents' behavior and the institutional settings.
Accordingly, higher agonist neural drive in the early contraction phase has been found after short-term explosive strength training (Tillin et al., 2012).
Advanced ultrasound scanning of the heart also demonstrated that the heart's contraction phase was improved and that the capacity of the heart to shorten was improved by 23 percent - a research result that had not been reported with other types of physical activity.
Advanced ultrasound scanning of the heart also demonstrated that the heart's contraction phase was improved and that the capacity of the heart to shorten was improved by 23% -- a research result that had not been reported with other types of physical activity.
It both reduced the initial expansion and minimized the contraction phase. The ESA2 had a similar curve, but at a 4% additive level rather than the 2.5% of ESAL The older generation ESA with more history of antiveining performance had intermediate initial expansion between silica sand with no additive and with ESA1 and ESA2, and relative little contraction, followed by secondary expansion.