contractile organ


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Noun1.contractile organ - a bodily organ that contractscontractile organ - a bodily organ that contracts  
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
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This mechanical process can impair the normal function of contractile organs, such as blood vessels and cardiac muscle, which depend on flexibility for normal function.
crosslinking of matrix proteins appears to impair normal functioning of contractile organs, such as blood vessels and cardiac muscle, which are dependent on flexibility and distensibility for normal function.