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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
femoral neck biomechanical measurement +   
femur midshaft biomechanical measurement 
femur stiffness  
A calculated measurement of the rigidity of the femur, that is, the extent to which it resists deformation in response to an applied force, taken as the initial, i.e. the maximum, slope of the load-displacement curve. The femur is the major bone in the upper portion of the hindlimb of quadrupeds or the lower limb of bipeds. Bone is the hard, rigid form of connective tissue constituting most of the skeleton of vertebrates and composed chiefly of calcium salts.
femur total energy absorbed before break  
femur ultimate displacement  
femur ultimate force +   
tibia stiffness  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: femoral stiffness
Xrefs: MA:0001359
Definition Sources: American_Heritage:The_American_Heritage_Dictionary_of_the_English_Language--4th_Ed, Dorland:Dorlands_Illustrated_Medical_Dictionary--31st_Ed, ISBN:978-1416049982, PMID:16059631, Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stiffness

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