tilt table

tilt table 'tilt- n an apparatus that is used to rotate a person from a horizontal to a vertical or oblique position in order to test perception of bodily position and to assist in teaching a person affected with paralysis to stand called also tiltboard

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a plinth, equipped with a footboard for support, to which a patient can be strapped for rotation to a nearly upright position; used in cases of spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders to enhance blood circulation to the lower limbs, improve posture, and aid in muscle training and sense of balance.

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  • Test, tilt-table — Tilt table testing involves placing the patient on a table with a foot support. The table is tilted upward and the blood pressure and pulse are measured and symptoms are recorded with the patient in diverse positions. The tilt table test is… …   Medical dictionary

  • tilt test — tilt table test measurement of various bodily responses while the patient is tilted to different angles on a tilt table, usually head up, such as monitoring of circulatory, cardiac, and neurologic responses …   Medical dictionary

  • tilt|board — «TIHLT BRD, BOHRD», noun. an apparatus used especially in the study of kinesthetic senses, consisting of a horizontal board, pivoted at the center upon a transverse axis in such a way that the subject, lying at full length upon it, may be tilted… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tilt (Gladiators) — Infobox Gladiators Event Event Name = Tilt| |thumb width = 320px c Int. Year = 1993 origin country= flag|United Kingdom Used In = flag|United States flag|United Kingdom flag|Australia Last Used = present num cont = 1 num glad = 1 timelim = 30… …   Wikipedia

  • Tilt-test — Test d inclinaison Le test d inclinaison ou Tilt Test (anglais : Head up tilt test) est une procédure diagnostique couramment utilisée dans la recherche de la cause d une syncope. Il est particulièrement utile dans le diagnostic des syncopes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tilt test — Test d inclinaison Le test d inclinaison ou Tilt Test (anglais : Head up tilt test) est une procédure diagnostique couramment utilisée dans la recherche de la cause d une syncope. Il est particulièrement utile dans le diagnostic des syncopes …   Wikipédia en Français

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