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1. The normal degree of vigour and tension, in muscle, the resistance to passive elongation or stretch, tonus.

2. A particular quality of sound or of voice.

3. To make permanent or to change, the colour of silver stain by chemical treatment, usually with a heavy metal.

Origin: Gr. Tonos, L. Tonus

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How the brain interprets reality.

... sees a mixture of grays as well as some green. Finally a Human Being walks in and he sees The Mona Lisa in a multitude of colours. Browns, skin tones, a bit of dark amber, some blue hues in the back ground etc. The question to ask then is which of these realities is the TRUE reality? what is ...

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by CheyenneAlvis
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How the brain interprets reality.
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Re: Green mammals

... is oddly overlooked is our own species, homo sapiens. It is not uncommon for southern Europeans, Middle Easterners, or North Africans to have skin tones that appear somewhat 'green' on color (hence the term "olive skin"). Again, however, truth be told, in my experience most 'olive skinned' ...

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by biotag
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
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Re: weight lifting, repetitions & evolution theory

... but the adaptation to adapt — for example, the ability of some animals to change their coats in response to environment. Humans (of certain tones) can "change" our skin with the practice of tanning. By extension from this principle, human muscles can survive a fair amount of use, ...

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by Lenoxus
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: weight lifting, repetitions & evolution theory
Replies: 6
Views: 7821

Re: Muscle Tones

Skeletal muscle is striated, and part of the somatic (voluntary nervous system.) Smooth muscle is non striated, and part of the autonomic (involuntary nervous system.) The difference would be like bench pressing (skeletal) and digestion (smooth.) There is also cardiac which is striated and autonomic.

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by pulle998
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Muscle Tones
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Views: 4550

Origins of Music

I would imagine that the success of music has to do with its use of simple tones. human hearing (and likely most animals) is set up based on tone, which is a term for the frequency of the sound. the membrane in the ear is set up from one end which vibrates due ...

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by Eous
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Origins of Music
Replies: 6
Views: 5548
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