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A stiff neck can occur as the result of increased pressure within the skull and irritation of the meninges.
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Neurological examination may reveal a stiff neck in occasional cases ( erroneously suggesting meningitis ).
While calling like this, they will lift the front of their body, ruffle their plumage, all while keeping their neck stiff.
The word tarlang means " stiff neck " in Sindarin, and was stated by Tolkien to have originally been the name of the mountain ridge, later interpreted by folk as a personal name .</ div >
Velázquez, in this and in all his portraits of the king, depicts Philip wearing the golilla, a stiff linen collar projecting at right angles from the neck.
:" Tried on more than 1, 400 patients for almost two years, it has proved effective for many kinds of pain in the muscles and around joints — charley horse, tennis elbow, stiff neck, torticollis (' wryneck '), whiplash injury, muscular rheumatism, and muscle pain resulting from slipped disks ".
Closest to the screen, with rows of hard wooden benches, was the lowly Pit, where the effort of looking upwards at the screen for several hours gave one a permanent stiff neck.
Torticollis, or wryneck, is a stiff neck associated with muscle spasm, classically causing lateral flexion contracture of the cervical spine musculature ( a condition in which the head is tilted to one side ).
* A self-limiting spontaneously occurring form of torticollis with one or more painful neck muscles is by far the most common (' stiff neck ') and will pass spontaneously in 1 – 4 weeks.
All male advocates wear a white stiff wing collar with bands ( two strips of linen about 5 "/ 13 cm by 1 "/ 25 mm hanging down the front of the neck ).
Johnny's complaint of a stiff neck one day leads doctors to operate, thus leading to the discovery of a tumor the size of an orange, according to a doctor.
The initial symptoms include, but are not limited to, changes in taste and smell, headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, and stiff neck.
* High-risk persons other than pregnant women: Symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.
Patients present with fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal nausea or diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions.
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These are not used in amoeboid movement, but are stiff skeletons on which organelles are supported or can move on.
Criminal penalties can be stiff ; one of the basic functions of the system is to uphold the power of the regime.
To make dental amalgam, a mixture of powdered silver and other metals is mixed with mercury to make a stiff paste that can be adapted to the shape of a cavity.
For example, based on the mechanical origin of acoustic waves, a moving disturbance in space – time can exist if and only if the medium involved is neither infinitely stiff nor infinitely pliable.
The trailing edge can either have a flexible skin, which does not break under wing bending ( birdlike ,) or have a stiff skin ( made of carbon fiber, aluminum alloy, or titanium, aircraft-like ), which is prevented from buckling by span-wise " stringers.
When pipe-turf cannot be got conveniently, a good wedge drain may answer well, when the subsoil is a strong, stiff clay ; but if the subsoil be only moderately so, a thorn train, with couples below, will do still better ; and if the subsoil is very sandy, except pipes can be had, it is in vain to attempt under-training the fiel d by any other method.
Since the 1980s, with the advent of flexible, yet stiff graphite ferrules, travel rod technology has greatly advanced, and multi-piece travel rods that can be transported in a suitcase or backpack constitute a large share of the market.
Linen typically has a thick and thin character with a crisp and textured feel to it, but it can range from stiff and rough, to soft and smooth.
The content of these copies must be protected via encryption from exposure to unauthorized personnel or stiff penalties can be assessed.
With lines made from particularly stiff or slick modern fibers ( e. g. polypropylene ) these hitches can be difficult to make hold at all.
Early fire hose was fabricated of leather, fastened together with copper rivets and washers and, as can be imagined, it was heavy, stiff, and commonly leaked.
Beginning in the 17th century in Italy, a variety of styles developed where the work is started by securing heavier guiding threads onto a stiff background ( such as thick paper ) with stitches that can later be removed.
In the book, Gollum reveals the dangers to Sam, who calls to the stiff and lifeless Frodo and breaks his trance before he can touch the waters.
One advantage of this type is, by using special internal valving, the absorber may be made relatively soft to compression ( allowing a soft response to a bump ) and relatively stiff to extension, controlling " rebound ", which is the vehicle response to energy stored in the springs ; similarly, a series of valves controlled by springs can change the degree of stiffness according to the velocity of the impact or rebound.
Another difference between pure and composite forms can be seen by comparing the flexible body wall between the segments of a caterpillar ( mainly chitin ) to the stiff, light elytron of a beetle ( containing a large proportion of sclerotin ).
But by this place Christian went without much danger, whereat I somewhat wondered ; but I have learnt since, that Pagan has been dead many a day ; and as for the other, though he be yet alive, he is by reason of age, and also of the many shrewd brushes that he met with in his younger dayes, grown so crazy and stiff in his joynts, that he can now do little more than sit in his Caves mouth, grinning at Pilgrims as they go by, and biting his nails, because he cannot come at them.
Polyethylene terephthalate film and woven silk suffer less ringing, but are not nearly as stiff, which can limit their very high frequency output.
Exotic materials like Kevlar and magnesium are light and stiff, but can have ringing problems, depending on their fabrication and design.
Materials like paper ( including coated paper cones ) and various polymers will generally ring less than metal diaphragms, but can be heavier and not as stiff.
* The lower part can be developed by drawing the shoulder blades downward while keeping the arms almost straight and stiff.
Frequency can be measured with very high sensitivity and thus the frequency modulation mode allows for the use of very stiff cantilevers.
In the case of stiff plastic liners like the polyolefins, with repeated flexing in the peristaltic pump they can develop cracks, rendering the bulk material again vulnerable to chemical attack.