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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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This study, entitled 'X-Ray Fluoroscopic Analysis of knee joint kinematic in open and closed chain activities in patients with Episealer Knee Implants' will follow up patients that have undergone an Episealer procedure during the period 2015-2017 and assess the joint mobility of the treated knee and compare with healthy, non -treated knees, as well as benchmark against knees that have undergone total knee arthroplasty (total knee replacement).
Static and dynamic balance were measured by the Borg Fatigue Scale and measured before and after open and closed chain fatigue protocol.
After 6 weeks, an aggressive closed chain exercise program is allowed.
Caption: Figure 3: A generic closed chain in class A embedded in the plane can be seen as a cycle built out of two kinds of blocks, each of type [Y.sup.2]T, arising from different choices of X's attached to the same T by the derivative on either the left or right (hence possible crossings of the wavy lines).
It was placed a closed chain without traction (Figure 4(a)).
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Remember that the height and rigidity of the arch can be affected by tibial internal and external rotation (in closed chain).
The systematic review part of our work does appear to provide a stronger case for improvements in knee extensor strength with open kinetic chain exercises versus closed chain exercise.