What is action mechanism?

  • (noun): The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism.
    Synonyms: action

Some articles on action mechanism, action, mechanism:

Trimecaine - Action Mechanism, Pharmacokinetics
... Like other local anesthetics belonging in the amide group trimecaine decreases the cell membrane permeability, causes depolarization and shortens the action potential ... Anesthetic effect starts in 15 minutes and remains 60–90 minutes ...
Kerr's Patent Revolver - Operation
... The Kerr Revolver featured a side-mounted hammer on a back-action lockplate ... Unlike other revolvers of the day, the lock mechanism of the Kerr revolver was identical to that of back-action rifle and single shot pistol percussion locks of the time ... The simple action was designed to be easily repairable in the field without requiring model-specific spare parts ...

Famous quotes containing the words mechanism and/or action:

    The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extrahuman architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. At first glance, the rhythm may be confused with gaiety, but when you look more closely at the mechanism of social life and the painful slavery of both men and machines, you see that it is nothing but a kind of typical, empty anguish that makes even crime and gangs forgivable means of escape.
    Federico García Lorca (1898–1936)

    Strange goings on! Jones did it slowly, deliberately, in the bathroom, with a knife, at midnight. What he did was butter a piece of toast. We are too familiar with the language of action to notice at first an anomaly: the ‘it’ of ‘Jones did it slowly, deliberately,...’ seems to refer to some entity, presumably an action, that is then characterized in a number of ways.
    Donald Davidson (b. 1917)