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The duration of the plateau phase is largely dependent upon the effectiveness of the stimuli employed, combined with the factor of individual drive for culmination of sex tension increment.
During orgasmic phase, the specific response of the vaginal barrel to the explosive physiologic entity of orgasm is confined to the orgasmic platform in the outer third of the vagina.
Plateau phase: have been suggested as source of preejaculatory emission of 2 or 3 drops of mucoid fluid; timing is essentially same as that of secretory activity of bartholin’s glands in female; active spermatozoa have been observed in this fluid.
www.angelfire.com /folk/marriage/a/sexualreactions.htm   (6663 words)

 Lithium molybdenum disulphide battery cathode - Patent 4224390
The phase 2 region overlaps the plateau on which the phase 1 to phase 2 transition occurs in that cathode concentrations of lithium are observed in phase 2 equal to those observed during the transition from phase 1 to phase 2, but at voltages higher than that at which the transition occurred.
Phase 2 is a preferred phase of operation because of the excellent reversibility observed in batteries constructed with cathodes which have been conditioned to operate in phase 2.
In phase 3 operation, the cathode concentration of lithium may be decreased to overlap values of cathode lithium concentration found in phase 2 and in the plateau along which the phase 2 to phase 3 transition occurs.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4224390.html   (3441 words)

 Interactive Effects of the GABABergic Modulation of Calcium Channels and Calcium-Dependent Potassium Channels in ...
The threshold for detecting the onset and offset of the plateau phase was identified as indicated in Fig.
in the duration of the hyperpolarized phase and the decrease of
The duration of the plateau and hyperpolarizing phase of the corresponding
jn.physiology.org /cgi/content/full/81/3/1318   (6698 words)

 * Plateau - (Sexuality): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The erection of the penis is usually completed during excitement, and the only further changes in it may be an increase in the size and diameter of the coronal ridge of the penis head,...
The second phase, known as the plateau, is characterized primarily by the intensification of all of the changes begun during the excitement phase.
The Second Phase of Sexual Response Also known as the plateau, this phase is characterized primarily by the intensification of all of the changes begun during the excitement phase...
www.bestknows.com /sexuality/plateau.html   (758 words)

 Action potential -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the (Long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron) axon fibers of (Any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body) nerves, depolarization results from the inward rush of sodium ions, while repolarization and hyperpolarization arise from an outward rush of potassium ions.
The depolarization phase of an action potential is due to the opening of voltage-gated ion channels, either sodium channels or calcium channels or a combination of both, depending on the particular membrane.
The repolarization phase of an action potential is due to the opening of voltage-gated potassium channels.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ac/action_potential.htm   (1259 words)

 Physiology of capnography
Phase II Consists of a rapid S-shaped upswing on the tracing (due to mixing of dead space gas with alveolar gas).
The slope of the phase III is dependent, therefore, on the emptying patterns of various alveoli with different V/Q ratios as well as continuous C0 excretion into the alveoli.
This represents the inspiratory phase during which the fresh gases (CO -free gases) are inhaled and CO concentration falls rapidly to zero.
www.capnography.com /Physiology/Componentsoftime.htm   (1107 words)

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Now coming to plateau phase, even though marked areolar engorgement develops late in the excitement phase, the areola become so tumescent with plateau-phase tensions that they impinge upon the erect nipples, creating an illusion that the responding woman partially has lost the nipple erection.
This ‘sweating’ phenomenon provides complete lubrication for the vaginal walls early in the excitement phase of the human female’s sexual response cycle and certainly is the first evidence of the vaginal barrel’s physiologic response to sexual stimulation.
Plateau phase: enlargement of testes to a 50% increase over their unstimulated noncongested state; elevation to  a position of close apposition to perineum; full testicular elevation pathognomonic of impending ejaculation
www.angelfire.com /folk/marriage/innerreactionswebpage.htm   (6705 words)

 Peninsula Medical, Inc. - Lymphedema eNews - April 2005 Edition
The initial reductions in edema are then followed by plateau phase where the rate of improvement slowed for a period of about 3 to 6 weeks.
The plateau phase may represent a tissue repair phase that occurs with effective resolution of residual lymphedema.
Plateau Phase: We observed significant initial reductions in edema are observed within the first few weeks of treatment followed by plateau phase and subsequent secondary phase with further improvement at a slower rate.
www.lymphedema.com /apr05.htm   (1451 words)

 TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM 415: Plateau phase of cell cultures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Allan Savage, of the MeSH section, has pointed out that in the field of cell culture, there is a lag phase, followed by the log phase and the plateau phase.
MeSH will not create a main heading for plateau phase because it has relatively few postings and is also used in other contexts, particularly in relation to multiple myeloma.
In many cases plateau phase will be third tier, and need not be indexed, but if it is really important, use the 1996 term CELL CULTURE (probably NIM) with the appropriate cell line or cells being cultured.
www.nlm.nih.gov /mesh/indexingmanual/TM_415.htm   (203 words)

 Slightest Touch: What is the Pre-Orgasmic Plateau?
Excitement Phase: This phase includes vaginal lubrication, a rise in sexual tension, color changes and expansion of the vaginal barrel.
Plateau Phase: This phase includes a marked vasocongestive swelling in the outer one-third of the vagina, accompanied with a feeling of "fullness" or an "aching feeling," vaginal lubrication reaching its full potential, and sexual tension reaching a maximum level before the onset of orgasm.
Resolution Phase: This phase includes the return of the vagina to its normal state and coloration.
www.slightesttouch.com /plateau.asp   (120 words)

 ipedia.com: Action potential Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An action potential is the local membrane potential created as a nerve impulse is transmitted.
Minimally, an action potential involves a depolarization, a repolarization and finally a hyperpolarization (or "undershoot").
In specialized muscle cells of the heart, such as the pacemaker cells, a plateau phase of intermediate voltage may precede repolarization.
www.ipedia.com /action_potential.html   (1032 words)

 Gonadotropin Binding to Dominant Follicles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Diameters of first-wave dominant follicles followed the typical wave-like pattern of follicular development, with a phase of growth followed by a plateau phase and finally by a period of regression of the dominant follicle.
0.7 mm from the plateau phase and 9.4.
Corpora lutea removed during the growth phase of the dominant follicle were smaller than CL removed during the plateau (p<0.005) and regression (p<0.05) phases of the dominant follicle, while CL removed during the plateau and regression phases were similar in size (p>0.1) (Table 1).
www.ads.uga.edu /annrpt/1995/95_092.htm   (2863 words)

 Calcitonin (CT) Rapidly Increases Na+/H+ Exchange and Metabolic Acid Production: Effects Mediated Selectively by the ...
The amplitude of the plateau at I was calculated as the change in proton efflux from the level immediately before superfusion with CT. The amplitude of the plateau after return to standard (glucose-containing) superfusion medium (II) was calculated as the change in proton efflux from the level immediately before the initial change in superfusion medium.
in proton and lactate efflux, mimicking the plateau phase of the
PKC, the sustained plateau phase of the CT response is markedly suppressed.
endo.endojournals.org /cgi/content/full/142/10/4401   (7340 words)

 All about Guillain-Barré syndrome: The various phases of the syndrome.
The infection phase is followed by a stable plateau phase, where neither worsening nor improvement occurs.
Some patients inexplicably move directly from the infection phase to the recovery phase, while others remain in the plateau phase for several months, before the recovery phase begins.
Treatment during this phase focuses on physiotherapy, to build up the patient's muscles, regain muscle movement and strength, and teach the patient to use the muscles optimally.
www.jsmarcussen.com /gbs/print/phases.htm   (523 words)

 Plateau Potential
The original term "plateau potential" derived from the plateau phase in the action potential of the vertebrate heart (Wiedmann 1951).
Several additional physiological tests for plateaus were listed by Russell and Hartline (1982) based on their studies in lobster stomatogastric ganglion (see also Hartline and Graubard 1992 for more details).
Plateaus described to date derive from voltage-dependent inward current mechanisms that produce an "N"-shaped I(V) relation in the membrane.
www.pbrc.hawaii.edu /~danh/Encneu/plateau_potential.htm   (952 words)

 In Vivo Analysis of Choroidal Circulation by Continuous Laser-Targeted Angiography in the Rat -- Hirata et al. 44 (7): ...
Note that after the plateau phase was reached, the same finite area of choriocapillaris continued to be illuminated with uniform fluorescence level, and the area did not change in size.
Comparison of three finite areas (lobes) that were illuminated in the plateau phase by applying a diode laser beam to three proximate positions of the same fundus.
Analysis of LTA images in the plateau phase showed each lobe to be an independent functional unit, with no physiological interconnection between them.
www.iovs.org /cgi/content/full/44/7/3103   (4503 words)

 Plateau potentials in pancreatic islet cells are voltage-dependent action potentials
Higher levels of glucose prolong the plateau phase and shorten the silent phase until the plateau potentials merge to produce continuous spiking at 20−25 mM.
, suggesting that control of the onset and offset of the plateau is important in the regulation of insulin release.
The abrupt transitions between silent and plateau phases suggest that the plateau is a persistent, voltage-dependent action potential as in cardiac muscle.
www.nature.com /cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v286/n5771/abs/286404a0.html   (331 words)

 Decreased nitric oxide- and axon reflex-mediated cutaneous vasodilation with age during local heating -- Minson et al. ...
Calculated contribution of nitric oxide to the plateau phase of the cutaneous vascular conductance response to local heating when NOS was inhibited during heating.
The contribution of NO to the plateau phase during local heating was significantly less in the older compared with the young subjects (61.1 ± 4.5 vs. 75.0 ± 2.3% maximum cutaneous vascular conductance, respectively).
The plateau phase of the SkBF response to local heating is primarily, but not entirely, mediated by NO (12).
jap.physiology.org /cgi/content/full/93/5/1644   (4203 words)

 Sexual Response   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is routinely observed in four distinct phases as shown by they pioneer work of Masters and Johnson.
This phase continues for a variable length of time with continued and effective stimulation and culminates into the third phase.
Orgasm Phase which last for few seconds, whether the cycle reaches the orgasmic phase or is aborted.
www.sexadvices.com /sexualresponse.htm   (162 words)

 Excitatory Postsynaptic Potentials Trigger a Plateau Potential in Rat Subthalamic Neurons at Hyperpolarized States -- ...
It was puzzling that action potentials were not evoked during the plateau phase of the plateau potential.
The ratio is close to one during the early phase of the plateau potential.
Whether plateau potentials in STN neurons are generated in the soma or in the dendrites is of obvious significance for synaptic
jn.physiology.org /cgi/content/full/86/4/1816   (6413 words)

 Analysis of Exhaled Nitric Oxide by the Helium Bolus Method* -- Shinkai et al. 121 (6): 1847 -- Chest
The lines divide a dead space (phase 1), a mixture of airway and alveolar gas (phase 2), and the alveolar plateau (phase 3).
Peak eNO was sampled at phase 2, and plateau eNO was obtained from a plateau portion of the latter half of phase 3.
Plateau eNO (closed symbols) did not differ with respect to breath-holding in either normal subjects (circles) or asthmatic patients (triangles).
www.chestjournal.org /cgi/content/full/121/6/1847   (3223 words)

 Arginine Vasopressin Triggers Intracellular Calcium Release, a Calcium-Activated Potassium Current and Exocytosis in ...
Note that the cell was hyperpolarized in both the transient and the plateau phase of the Ca signal.
phase and declined to 0.21 ± 0.03 µ
in capacitance was detected during the plateau phase of the
endo.endojournals.org /cgi/content/full/139/5/2246   (3716 words)

 CVCHAPT2.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This keeps the outward or efflux of K+ small during the plateau or phase 2 of the action potential.
7.3.1 phase 3 efflux of K > influx of Ca 7.3.2 all 3 channels are involved in repolarization (fig.
action potentials evoked early in phase 3 are small and phase 0 slope is relatively flat.
carbon.cudenver.edu /~rtyler/CVCHAPT2.html   (3842 words)

 Interferon-{alpha} 2b Added to Melphalan-Prednisone for Initial and Maintenance Therapy in Multiple Myeloma: A ...
phase, and it was reinstituted at time of relapse.
response or plateau phase duration but not survival [15, 16].
of the plateau phase and 42% were receiving it at full dose.
www.annals.org /cgi/content/full/124/2/212   (5237 words)

 Phase I plateau 3FC Diet Support Groups for SBD Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I have been on Phase 1 for 19 days and I weigh the same as on day 14.
I follow the Phase 1 diet to the tee.
Phase I is not really meant for more than two weeks.
www.3fatchicks.com /forum/showthread.php?t=40975   (462 words)

 Clinical Trial: Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Cyclophosphamide and Prednisone in Treating Older Patients ...
Arm I: Patients continue ABCM for a maximum of 12 courses in the absence of a plateau phase after completion of at least 4 courses, disease progression, or unacceptable toxicity.
Treatment continues every 6 weeks in the absence of a plateau phase after completion of 3 courses of ABCM plus a minimum of 8 weeks on arm II or less than 3 courses of ABCM plus 6 months on arm II, disease progression, or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients achieving plateau phase may enter the MRC trial of interferon alfa-2b.
clinicaltrials.gov /show/NCT00002653   (652 words)

 Extreme cytotoxicity and susceptibility to hprt mutagenesis in Ku-deficient xrs-6 cells treated with bleomycin in ...
Plateau phase xrs-6 cells were 500-fold more sensitive
Cytotoxicity and mutagenesis induced by bleomycin in plateau phase cells.
CHO lines to bleomycin in the plateau phase (Figure 1) is likely
mutage.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/full/20/1/39   (3706 words)

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Interactions appear evident between the Macon Plateau community and other of these groups that may prove to be contemporary, since sherds from each of these cultures are found on the Plateau itself.
The Plateau was probably not abandoned, but rather ceased to be an important center as it had been in the Early Mississippian period...
The Macon Plateau Phase at Ocmulgee appears to represent the intrusion of a fully agricultural, stratified population with fortified, planned villages containing temple mounds and buildings with politico-religious functions.
www.nps.gov /ocmu/Georgia.htm   (11440 words)

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