(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.