(n.) The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle.
(n.) Specifically, the act of drawing a body along a plane by motive power, as the drawing of a carriage by men or horses, the towing of a boat by a tug.
(n.) Attraction; a drawing toward.
(n.) The adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like.
(1) After 3-5 days of side-arm traction, swelling had usually diminished sufficiently to allow the elbow to be safely hyperflexed to stabilize the fracture after elective closed reduction.
(2) The effects exerted on the cervical spine by a traction of 150 N was studied by means of an improved radiographic technique.
(3) The tractional resistance carried out on the laminate fronts where a treatment of only silane and resin of connection was applied, was greater where the treatment of silane was employed.
(4) Although the entire cohort of neck patients, regardless of group assignment, improved significantly on all the outcome variables over the 6-week period, patients receiving intermittent traction performed significantly better than those assigned to the no traction group in terms of pain (P = 0.03), forward flexion (P = 0.01), right rotation (P = 0.004) and left rotation (P = 0.05).
(5) In a group of 35 patients with cervical painful syndromes due to degenerative changes the authors applied traction treatment together with pharmacological agents.
(6) To avoid the complications attributable to the cervical spine, we recommend roentgenographic examination in all neurofibromatosis patients who are about to have general anesthesia or skull traction for treatment of scoliosis.
(7) Traction spurs with segmental hypermobility were found more commonly at the L4-5 level in patients whose spines were not fused, particularly women.
(8) Eight macerated human child skulls with a dental age of approximately 9.5 years (mixed dentition) were consecutively subjected to an experimental standardized high-pull headgear traction system attached to the maxilla at the first permanent molar area via an immovable acrylic resin splint covering all teeth.
(9) Kirschner improved the wire traction procedure decisevely.
(10) The pair arrived back in the office shortly before 6pm, as reports that the incident was a terrorist attack began to gain traction.
(11) The procedure consists of a Kirschner wire used as the means of traction on the remaining soft tissue of the lower lip, using the upper teeth or pyriform aperture bone as remote fixed points for tissue traction.
(12) Normal neck-shaft angle accounted to 53.1% in the traction group.
(13) Most arteries follow a straight course because they are stretched by longitudinal traction.
(14) Postoperatively, the patient is placed in traction for a time and then is allowed to walk with non-weight-bearing.
(15) It was also recorded that patients with edematous fibroplastic process in the central zone accompanied by vitreoretinal tractions often develop equatorial dystrophies, this being a risk factor of retinal detachment.
(16) Peroneal nerve traction does not result in abnormalities of the dorsalis pedis pulse, pain on passive muscle stretch or a tense anterior tibial compartment.
(17) It is concluded that the coefficient of limiting friction obtained during full-sole contact with the floor is a suitable means of distinguishing between tractional qualities of shoes.
(18) Patients with a femoral neck fracture often undergo skeletal traction until surgery.
(19) Retinal traction can be counteracted by the oil up to a calculated threshold value, depending on the size and shape of the tear, the strength of the surface tension and, most importantly, the distance between the retina and choroid.
(20) An area of translucence around a dense zone, appearing more clearly with traction, is suspicious.
(n.) That which draws, or is used for drawing.
(n.) Two small, pointed rods of metal, formerly used in the treatment called Perkinism.
(1) Even the landscape is secretive: vast tracts of crown land and hidden valleys with nothing but a dead end road and lonely farmhouse, with a tractor and trailer pulled across the farmyard for protection.
(2) Potential dermal exposure from tractor-powered sprayers fitted with conventional hydraulic nozzles was lower than from knapsack sprayers, with exposure from a tractor-powered sprayer fitted with controlled-droplet application equipment intermediate in this regard.
(3) Optical tweezers are the 'tractor beams' of today's technology.
(4) Sales of tractors and other farm machinery are down by 70%, said Dave Dorsett of Reynolds farm equipment in Martinville.
(5) Potential dermal exposure was higher during mixing and loading all tractor-powered sprayers than during spraying.
(6) It is recommended that the government require all tractors sold to be equipped with ROPS as is currently the case in England and Sweden.
(7) On the second anniversary of their optimistic opening coalition press conference in the rose garden at Downing Street, Cameron and Clegg chose the stark symbolism of a tractor factory floor in Basildon to rededicate the coalition to its central painstaking work of rebalancing the economy and tackling the deficit.
(8) The night before the hearing, Patten sat down in front of the box to watch Mud Sweat and Tractors: the Story of Agriculture on BBC4.
(9) This month the concessions are being worked at a breakneck pace, with giant tractors and heavy machinery clearing trees, draining swamps and ploughing the land in time to catch the next growing season.
(10) 2) Many items on the checklist received a poor evaluations, indicating that there are many ergonomic problems with freight-container tractors.
(11) The latter are grown in fields on which oil-based fertilisers have been sprayed and which are ploughed by tractors that burn diesel.
(12) Eight people died in a traffic accident involving a tractor-trailer and ten autos.
(13) Enjoy riding through the natural beauty of pine forests and open heathland, before taking the Sand Worm (a tractor-trailer ride) across vast sand dunes to the colliding waves of the North and Baltic seas.
(14) Save a few tractors for dragging boats up the beach, there are no motor vehicles on Culatra.
(15) Tractors were involved in eight of these deaths, falls in four, power take-offs in three, and farm machinery in one.
(16) Tractors accounted for one half of these machinery-related deaths, followed by farm wagons, combines, and forklifts.
(17) These findings were considered to originate from the fact that the freight-container tractors had many ergonomic problems and the daily driving hours of many drivers were estimated to exceed the allowable vibration exposure time of the ISO.
(18) It is the equivalent of allowing a fleet of tractors to drag 30 tonnes of gear over a 150-metre wide swath of land for most days of the year.
(19) 'They don't use tractors, they use cow muck as fertiliser; and they have low-tech irrigation systems in Kenya.
(20) The hands were the most highly exposed part of the body during mixing and loading operations for all sprayers, and during spraying with tractor-powered sprayers.