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  • 1A flattened piece at or forming the end of something such as a motor or dynamo: the electromagnet assembly has a detachable end plate
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    • The large end plate on the wing works like an aerodynamic brake and produces the necessary speed wash off.
    • The linkage allows the spring assembly to be rigidly mounted under the bottom end plate.
    • An end plate is secured to the canister at the open end and includes an inlet port and an outlet port to provide for fluid communication with a mounting adaptor of an oil circuit.
  • 2 Anatomy Each of the discoid expansions of a motor nerve where its branches terminate on a muscle fibre.
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    • A perpendicular is erected from the end plate of the most caudal vertebrae, whose inferior end plate tilts maximally to the concavity of the curve (inferior end vertebrae).
    • Axons travel from the neurons located in nuclei within the brain stem via the cranial nerves without synaptic interruption to the motor end plates on the striated muscle.
    • This process puts greater stress on the articular cartilage of the vertebrae and their respective end plates.

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