from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An examining table that can be tilted to a nearly upright position for assessment of a patient's circulatory response to gravitational change.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In experimental psychology, same as tilt-board.
  • n. A table or carriage used in sawing-machinery, hinged at one end so that the projection of the revolving saw above the upper or working face may be varied in cutting gains, or plowing, or similar work.
  • n. A table, or carriage, or frame in a saw-ing-machine, so constructed that the angle of the plane of its top or working-face may be varied to that of the saw-blade or cutting-plane : used in machines for sawing shingles to give the desired taper and thickness alternately, and for cutting clapboards from the log.


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  • Some of them were repeats of the tests for an inner-ear disorder, but he also went through a tilt-table test for orthostatic intolerance, an eye exam, a neurological exam, strength tests, autonomic nerve tests (to be sure he had no permanent damage) and blood work.

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  • The tilt-table procedure is done once or twice a day.

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  • Starting 15 or 20 minutes after being in orbit, you begin to feel like you're lying head down - in fact, it felt a lot like the tilt-table preparations we did.

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  • Each team had a huge wooden sphere, inside of which one tribe member would be strapped, and would then have to verbally tell blindfolded tribemates how to roll them through a large maze, to a table maze, where again the ball resident would then talk the still-blind team in guiding a small ball through a tilt-table maze to a hole.

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  • However, once they reached the tilt-table mazes, Black Russell began to fall apart.

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  • Tests to pinpoint the culprit may include a tilt-table, which measures blood pressure and heart rhythms as you’re slowly moved from a lying position to a standing one.

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