contractability

contractability

(kənˌtræktəˈbɪlɪtɪ) or

contractibility

n
(of a body or substance) the ability to become smaller, narrower, shorter, etc
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Alpha-1 adrenergic agonists help improve the contractability of the internal urethral sphincter and increase the urethral resistance.
Artin, Some numerical criteria for contractability of curves on algebraic surfaces, Amer.
Asthma is the result of chronic inflammation of the airways which subsequently results in increased contractability of the surrounding smooth muscles.
When C is the collection of non-null connected graphs, and it is required that there be an edge of G with ends in different cells whenever these cells correspond to adjacent vertices of H, then conditional colouring with condition C and template H becomes contractability to H [6, 24].
In the Italian study, reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on October 12, 2010, women with stable heart failure were given a six-minute walking test, cardiopulmonary exercise test, tests that evaluated the strength and contractability of their quadriceps (thigh muscles), echocardiogram and blood test for insulin resistance.
84) Baker & Hubbard, Make Versus Buy, supra note 44, and Baker & Hubbard, Contractability, supra note 44.
Intrafirm trade is high for products with low levels of contractability sourced from countries with weak governance, for skill-intensive products from skill-scarce countries, and for capital-intensive products from capital-abundant countries.
Contractability and mucosal thicknesses were also statistically significantly improved as were the quality-of-life scores.
were generally insisted upon" as a means of providing contractability, but he does not discuss redemption reform in any further detail.