inhibit movement

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High heels also inhibit movement of the ankle muscles and reduce step length and overall range of motions.
Osmanthus armatus is a species whose wood contains such pit membranes, and a fungus-infected stem of this species was investigated to see whether the thickened tori could also inhibit movement of hyphae from one tracheary element to the next.
They had previously linked this brain area to deciding to inhibit movement.
Called X1, the 57-pound device is a robot that a human could wear over his or her body either to assist or inhibit movement in leg joints.
Damage to this cartilage can cause changes in the structures around the joint--including fluid accumulation, bony overgrowth, and loosening and weakness of muscles and tendons--which can lead to pain and swelling, and inhibit movement.
On the practical side, the Tee has an inner bust liner for extra support and is made from a flexible, stretchy material that doesn't inhibit movement.
This restricts movement around the damaged area, leading to a build-up of scar tissue that can eventually inhibit movement.
The drug ropivacaine currently is being used to control a patient's pain following surgery or may be given with an epidural block to a pregnant woman for pain relief during labor because it does not inhibit movement as much as other local anesthetics.