(a.) Subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends.
(a.) Done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as, his wit was strained.
(1) These variants may serve as useful gene markers in alcohol research involving animal model studies with inbred strains in mice.
(2) None of the strains was found to be positive for cytotoxic enterotoxin in the GM1-ELISA.
(3) They are going to all destinations.” Supplies are running thin and aftershocks have strained nerves in the city.
(4) In contrast, resting cells of strain CHA750 produced five times less IAA in a buffer (pH 6.0) containing 1 mM-L-tryptophan than did resting cells of the wild-type, illustrating the major contribution of TSO to IAA synthesis under these conditions.
(5) We were able to detect genetic recombination between vaccine strains of PRV following in vitro or in vivo coinoculation of 2 strains of PRV.
(6) All of the strains examined were motile and hemolytic and produced lipase and liquid gelatin.
(7) The taxonomic relationship of strains H4-14 and 25a with previously described Xanthobacter strains was studied by numerical classification.
(8) Whereas strain Ga-1 was practically avirulent for mice, strain KL-1 produced death by 21 days in 50% of the mice inoculated.
(9) These results suggest that the pelvic floor is affected by progressive denervation but descent during straining tends to decrease with advancing age.
(10) We also show that the gene of the main capsid protein is expressed from its own promoter in an Escherichia coli strain.
(11) Sequence variation in the gp116 component of cytomegalovirus envelope glycoprotein B was examined in 11 clinical strains and compared with variation in gp55.
(12) By hybridization studies, three plasmids in two forms (open circular and supercoiled) were detected in the strain A24.
(13) In addition, the fact that microheterogeneity may occur without limit in the mannans of the strains suggests that antibodies with unlimited diverse specificities are produced directed against these antigenic varieties as well.
(14) Strains isolated from the environment and staff were not implicated.
(15) The compressive strength of bone is proportional to the square of the apparent density and to the strain rate raised to the 0.06 power.
(16) Escherichia enterotoxigenic strains, Yersinia enterocolitica and Salmonella typhimurium virulent strains, Campylobacter jejuni clinical isolates possess more pronounced capacity for adhesion to enteric cells of Peyer's plaques than to other types of epithelial cells, which may be of importance in the pathogenesis of these infections.
(17) These sequences are also conserved in the same arrangement in minor sequence classes of minicircles from this strain.
(18) The isoelectric points (pI) of E1 and E2 for all VEE strains studied were approx.
(19) One rat strain (TAS) is susceptible to the anticoagulant and lethal effects of warfarin and the other two strains are homozygous for warfarin resistance genes from either wild Welsh (HW) or Scottish (HS) rats.
(20) In these bitches, a strain of E coli identical to the strain in the infected uterus was isolated.
(a.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained.
(a.) Snug; close; firm; secure.
(1) The first symptom is usually Raynaud's phenomenon, followed by skin changes; at the beginning the skin is swollen and oedematous, and then becomes thick, taut, shiny and atrophic.
(2) The first mechanism is based on the extraordinary obliquity of the constantly taut PCL guiding bundle, which produces torque in the final extension stage.
(3) Arthroscopic evaluations revealed that the allografts were elaborately remodeled, viable, and taut.
(4) The zonular traction maintained the posterior capsule taut so that the vitreous pressure was distributed equally over the entire surface of the capsular diaphragm.
(5) An age-related decline of performance occurred in most of the sensory-motor tasks; locomotor activity was reduced in a novel environment and in a runwheel, and the ability to prevent falling was reduced in tests on a taut wire, rotorod, inclined screen, and several types of elevated bridges.
(6) Cibacron Blue F3GA dye has been used to probe subtle conformational changes in protein structure associated with the conversion of Escherichia coli glutamine synthetase (GS) between relaxed, taut, oxidized, and dissociated forms.
(7) The taut transverse metatarsal ligament appears to play a critical role compressing the interdigital nerve but the exact pathomechanics producing the neuroma and the role of the intermetatarsal bursa remain unclear.
(8) This vertical retraction syndrome mimics Duane's syndrome and benefits from recession of the taut vertical recti.
(9) "The thread is pulled very taut at the moment," he says.
(10) Just anterior to the globular region, flattened cells are present on the surface with many taut cellular processes.
(11) ACL grafts did not show any biodegradation with time but maintained a thick and viable appearance, although 3 of the taut ones showed partial necrosis in the anterolateral part.
(12) Because the compression device was held in a static position, the only variable was the tautness of the nerve root across the tip of the device.
(13) In seven experiments, subjects perceived the distances from the hand of occluded metal disks attached to a taut nylon strand.
(14) The membranes surrounded the tack heads and extended in taut bands to form a tractional detachment of the pars plana.
(15) Using a cryoprobe as a "handle" can greatly facilitate resection by providing a taut surface for transection and improving visualization of ductal and vascular structures.
(16) Each of the cruciate ligaments contains functionally different fiber groups; one fiber bundle is always taut; numerous others are taut in intermediate or extreme positions.
(17) The course of the healing process was rated by 4 subjective symptoms (itching, burning, skin tautness and pain) and by the following objective criteria: number of days in the vesicular stage and duration of complete healing, abortive lesions and new lesions.
(18) To rule out the possibility that fusion was induced by a mechanical stress imparted by the internal pressure of a taut granule, we performed control experiments using cells in which vesicles were shrunken with hyperosmotic solutions.
(19) A 38-year-old HIV-seropositive homosexual man presented with fever, chills, malaise, and a cutaneous eruption consisting of indurated, shiny, erythematous plaques that were confluent on the face and scalp leading to alopecia and extreme tautness of the skin.
(20) Muscle spasm, tension, spasticity, taut bands, scar tissues, or fibrositic nodules can be documented.