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 (kən-trăk′təl, -tīl′)
Capable of contracting or causing contraction: Muscle is a contractile tissue.

con′trac·til′i·ty (kŏn′trăk-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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Noun1.contractility - the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter
ability - the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
stypsis, astringency - the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids


n. contractilidad, capacidad de contraerse.
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DCM is a form of heart failure in which the left ventricle is enlarged and weakened and the heart's contractility is reduced, resulting in symptoms ranging from shortness of breath and fatigue to stroke and death.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, January 16, 2018 -- Novoheart has filed a provisional patent application with the USPTO for a three-tiered drug screening system with enhanced capability, sensitivity and accuracy for detecting pharmacological effects on heart contractility that cannot be achieved with conventional models.
CEO of Impulse Dynamics, Dr Simos Kedikoglou, said the company is committed to developing its operations in China and making Cardiac Contractility Modulation therapy and the Optimizer system available to Chinese heart failure patients with the approved indication, with plans to start commercial sales in China.
Preoperative TTE screening was performed in nine cases on the day of surgery, which yielded three cancellations of surgery due to the new findings including unilateral massive pleural effusion, severely depressed left ventricular (LV) contractility (ejection fraction <20%), or cancer embolus in inferior vena cava (IVC) cephalad migrating to second portal of liver.
Aims and Objectives: The present study attempted to assess the small and large gut contractility in vitro in male rats fed with BPA-mixed food for 28 days.
It was proposed that this effect might be due to inhibition of H-/K+ ATPase which causes cellular acidosis and depression of myocardial contractility.
However, long-term hypocalcemia can seriously impair cardiac contractility and heart failure cannot be controlled without hypocalcemia.
Various urodynamic parameters like detrusor contractility, detrusor pressure, sensation, compliance, residual urine, flow velocity, urethral resistance etc.
Main mechanisms Main mechanisms by which vitamin D insufficiency can lead to heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases are; Hyperactivity of renin angiotensin aldosterone system, endothelial dysfunction and calcium flux changes leading to reduced cardiac contractility.
In addition, a new analysis of left atrial size and function from the COSMIC-HF (Chronic Oral Study of Myosin Activation to Increase Contractility in Heart Failure) study evaluating omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel and investigational cardiac myosin activator for treatment of chronic heart failure, will be presented.
In a study of misoprostol stimulation of uterine contractility as measured by an intrauterine pressure catheter, buccal administration resulted in higher peak uterine tone than rectal administration (49 vs 31 mm Hg).
2) Adequate handling of the acute crisis is based on the control of cardiac contractility with stabilization of rhythm, rate, and arterial pressure.