length

(redirected from muscle length)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

length

noun breadth, continuance, dimension, distance lengthwise, elongation, expanse, expansion, extensiveness, extent, lengthiness, limit, long-windedness, magnitude, measure, measurement, proportion, range, reach, size, span, stretch
Associated concepts: length of memoranda of law, term limit
References in periodicals archive ?
Since the details for ACL-resection-associated changes in muscle length and the firing rate of [alpha]-motor neuron remains also unclear, we cannot explain the mechanism(s) of the ACL-mechanoreceptor-associated changes in the contractile properties of skeletal muscle of the knee joint in ACL resection, at present.
In vivo microvascular structural and functional consequences of muscle length changes.
Effect of prosthesis design on muscle length and moment arms in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
This also means that dynamic contraction occurs and muscle length gets shorter (Nalcakan, 20019).
Joint range of motion and muscle length testing: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2013.
Joint stiffness on one side of the body, scar tissue that restricts muscle length, or a discrepancy in major muscle strength all throw the body out of alignment.
We have already reviewed the evidence that stretching of modest duration only temporarily increases muscle length, but what is the subsequent effect on performance?
The thorax (not abdomen) of flying insects is set up in such a way that a very small movement of a muscle is magnified through a thoracic, flexible, lever system that makes the wings move a large distance with hardly any change in muscle length," Mussen said.
The influence of gender and age on hamstring muscle length in healthy adults.
Whole body vibration (WBV) is a current neuromuscular training method, which even at a low intensity provokes muscle length changes that stimulate the sensory receptor of the muscle spindle.
This portion of the range of motion was selected as: (1) frequencies at the extremes of muscle length might be less representative of actual spectral frequencies represented in the muscle (Kaman & Caldwell, 1996), and (2) this range represented only a 100 difference above and below the angle at which isometric measures were made, thereby reducing muscle length discrepancies between isometric and isovelocity conditions.
It is thought the suit, created by US-based Ekso Bionics, may improve bladder and bowel function, muscle length and circulation.