Preload is a user defined force that is applied to the specimen before any measurements begin. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20539
The application of interfragmentary compression keeps the fragments together until a tensile force is applied, exceeding the compression (preload).
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The tension created in a fastener when first tightened. Reduces after a period of time due to embedding and other factors.
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<cardiology, physiology> The tension in the heart muscle or chamber at the end of diastole, before the contraction. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(pre´lōd) the volume of blood in a ventricle of the heart at the end of diastole.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
the tension in the heart muscle at the end of diastole (before the contraction).Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio70.html
Preload is a mechanical engineering term with several meanings. ==Fastener preload== The most common usage is to describe the load applied to a fastener as a result of it being installed, before any external loads are applied (e.g. tightening the nut on a bolt). Preload in such cases is important for several reasons. First, a ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preload_(engineering)
the application of interfragmentary compression keeps the fragments together until a tensile force is applied, exceeding the compression (preload).Found on http://orthopaedics.org.uk/service/glossary/
Type: Term Pronunciation: prē′lōd Definitions: 1. The load to which a muscle is subjected before shortening. Synonyms: ventricular preloadFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=71842
In cardiac physiology, preload is the end diastolic pressure that stretches the right or left ventricle of the heart to its greatest geometric dimensions under variable physiologic demand. In other words, it is the initial stretching of the cardiomyocytes prior to contraction; therefore, it is related to the sarcomere length at...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preload_(cardiology)
the adjustable spring tension in a suspension fork or rear shock. It determines how far the suspension compresses under body weight and how much travel remains to absorb impacts.Found on http://www.roadbikerider.com/riding-skills/basic-skills/cycling-lingo
(Say: pree - load) - A suspension adjustment that's needed before your first ride to ensure that the suspension is set correctly for your weight. Because suspension designs vary, you should follow the directions in your owner's manual. Usually, preload is accomplished by setting the shock air pressure or spring tension or by replacing its elastomer...Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22515
the adjustable spring tension in a suspension fork or rear shock. It determines how far the suspension compresses under body weight and how much travel remains to absorb impacts.Found on http://www.fcactivetravel.com/news/glossary-road-cycling-terms
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