postural contraction n.
The maintenance of muscular tension sufficient to maintain posture.
[pos-cher] /ˈpɒs tʃər/ noun 1. the relative disposition of the parts of something. 2. the position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a whole: poor posture; a sitting posture. 3. an affected or unnatural attitude: He struck a comic posture. 4. a mental or spiritual attitude: His ideas reveal a defensive […]
noun 1. a therapy for clearing congested lungs by placing the patient in a position for drainage by gravity, often accompanied by percussion with hollowed hands. postural drainage n. A therapeutic technique for drainage, used in bronchiectasis and lung abscess, in which the patient is placed head downward so that the trachea is down and […]
noun 1. . noun 1. Medicine/Medical. a fall in blood pressure associated with an upright position, usually occurring as a result of standing still for a long time or rising from a prolonged stay in bed and often causing faintness, dizziness, and vision disturbances. noun low blood pressure occurring upon standing up or when standing, […]
- Postural position
postural position n. See physiologic rest position.