Preload

Some articles on preload:

Bicycle Suspension - Terminology - Preload
... Preload refers to the force applied to spring component before external loads, such as rider weight, are applied ... More preload makes the suspension sag less and less preload makes the suspension sag more ... Adjusting preload affects the ride height of the suspension ...
Contractility - Model As A Contributing Factor
... performance are considered to be Heart rate Conduction velocity Preload Afterload Contractility By this model, if myocardial performance changes while preload, afterload ... tends to increase stroke volume and thus a secondary increase in preload ... An increase in preload results in an increased force of contraction by Starling's law of the heart this does not require a change in contractility ...
Pv Loop Experiments - Parameters
... the inferior vena cava, a procedure that reduces cardiac preload ... End-systolic elastance also called maximal elastance Preload recruitable stroke work Preload adjusted vs end-diastolic volume ...
Preload (cardiology)
... In cardiac physiology, preload is the end volumetric pressure that stretches the right or left ventricle of the heart to its greatest geometric dimensions under variable physiologic demand ... Parameters such as ventricular end diastolic volume or pressure are used to measure preload since the ideal length of the cardiac sarcomere cannot be measured ... Preload is theoretically most accurately described as the initial stretching of a single cardiomyocyte prior to contraction ...
Embedment - Consequences
... In critical fastener joints, embedment can mean loss of preload ... relax, which in turn correlates with a loss in tension and thus preload ... In bolted joints with particularly short grip lengths, the loss of preload due to embedment can be especially significant, causing complete loss of preload ...