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Synonyms for stiffness

the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

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the property of moving with pain or difficulty

firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action

the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

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Morning stiffness is one of the more common complaints doctors hear about from patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis, rheumatism and those whose bodies no longer rebound after a day of activity.
London [UK], January 9 ( ANI ): In a recent research, a team of researchers have found that morning stiffness that last for an hour could be an early sign of rheumatoid arthritis.
Essentially, humans assume what our bodies feel reflects the actual, biological state of our body, especially when those feelings are pain or stiffness.
However, when performing the above mentioned researches, mostly the overall AFO stiffness in two-three ankle motion planes (Dorsiflexion/Plantarflexion, Inversion/Eversion, Adduction/Abduction) is investigated.
Such arterial stiffness in humans is predictive of heart disease and death from heart disease, they said.
Specifically, it's able to reduce the stiffness of the aorta, which is the main artery that transports blood from the heart and into the rest of the body.
The statistical analysis of application of plant leaves extract on silk fabric and antimicrobial finish were studied in comparison with control group (untreated fabric) and result regarding fabric stiffness and smoothness appearance rating were recorded (Table 1).
While testing a menaquinone-7 (M-7) supplement for its effect on bone strength, Vermeer and colleagues noticed that it improved arterial stiffness in healthy postmenopausal women.
This paper is more concerned with the specific or code dependent boundary conditions such as the contact stiffness scale factor and the deflault specification in the commercial codes Abaqus/Standard and ANSYS Structural.
The procedure of the DSEM consists of the following steps for each frequency, which calculate the dynamic stiffness coefficients of the unbounded medium.
UCLA researchers have discovered a noninvasive method to measure vascular compliance--the stiffness of an artery--in the brain.
The patient-reported symptom of morning stiffness is a cause of morbidity and productivity loss for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including patients with early disease as well as those with low disease activity or in remission.
Stiffness or rigidity is one of them which should be measured for different body elements such as guides, bearings, tool holder, etc.
The new expert tool instantaneously generates a precise, quantifiable measure of tissue stiffness, providing clinicians with accurate and consistent data which may be used to identify underlying disease.
Boasting outstanding stiffness and clarity and improved productivity is the new Inspire 6000 series for film and thermoforming.