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stimulus

noun activator, animator, arouser, calcar, catalyst, catalytic agent, cause, drive, encouragement, fillip, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitement, inducement, influence, mooivating force, motive, needle, prod, provocation, push, reason, shock, spur, stimulant, stimulation, stimulative, stimulator, sting, urge, whet
See also: cause, impetus, incentive, inducement, instigation, motive, origination, provocation, reason
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a] , using the von Misses criteria, the target value of the mechanical stimulus is given by:
Several observations support the role of mechanical stimuli in bone remodelling because bone is always lost when mechanical stimulus is reduced.
Furthermore, future trials could investigate whether the beneficial effects of the compression can be increased if (i) the mechanical stimulus is tailored to each patient, and (ii) the plaster is removed at four weeks post-fracture.
The hypothesis that the mechanical stimulus is greater at the higher viscosities in colder waters is not supported by experimental manipulation of viscosity; capture of 2-[micro]m particles was reduced relative to 10-[micro]m particles at greater viscosities (Podolsky, 1994).
In order to maximize control of compatibility, a tactile RT paradigm was employed in which finger-raising movements were summoned by a mechanical stimulus delivered to the fingertip.
The new 6000ILM immediately extends the capabilities of optical microscopes by allowing molecular imaging, live-cell imaging, force studies, and mechanical stimulus studies to be conducted with a single-system solution, all while preserving an efficient and natural workflow," said Jeff Jones, operations manager for Agilent's nanoinstrumentation facility in Chandler, Ariz.
This device is capable of measuring the sample mechanically deformed by rotating the rotating heads with different geometry (torsion clamps, plate / plate, cone / plate, concentric cylinders) of different speeds or exerting different forces or mechanical stimulus of the oscillating movement of the head of different frequencies and deformation .
6 FMD procedure may be a mechanical stimulus that could have haemodynamic effects in the systemic circulation.

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