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closed chain

n. Chemistry
See ring1.

closed chain

n
(Chemistry) chem another name for ring118

closed′ chain′


n.
three or more atoms linked together to form a ring or cycle.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.closed chain - (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical chain, chain - (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
heterocyclic ring, heterocycle - a ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon
open chain - a chain of atoms in a molecule whose ends are not joined to form a ring
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The safest and most effective way to build muscle for older people is using machines that create compound (multi-joint), closed chain, non-concussive movements with optimal range of motion such that the muscles are supporting the skeleton and not the other way around.
The body works and fails as a unit because it is a closed chain, and if there is a dysfunction in one area it has an effect on the entire kinetic chain," he explained adding: "Therefore, it is important to compile an entire list of problems the patient has when you examine someone who comes into your office with a shoulder injury.
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