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con·trac·ture

 (kən-trăk′chər)
n.
1. An abnormal, often permanent shortening, as of muscle or scar tissue, that results in distortion or deformity, especially of a joint of the body.
2. A deformity resulting from a contracture.

contracture

(kənˈtræktʃə)
n
(Pathology) a disorder in which a skeletal muscle is permanently tightened (contracted), most often caused by spasm or paralysis of the antagonist muscle that maintains normal muscle tension

con•trac•ture

(kənˈtræk tʃər)

n.
an abnormal persistent flexing of a muscle or tendon at a joint, usu. caused by a shortening or scarring of tissue.
[1650–60; < Latin]
con•trac′tured, adj.

contracture

Shortening of a muscle or tendon because of disease or injury and resulting in distortion and discomfort.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contracture - an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
contraction, muscle contraction, muscular contraction - (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
Translations

con·trac·ture

n. contractura, contracción prolongada involuntaria.

contracture

n contractura; Dupuytren’s — contractura de Dupuytren
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Onset of ischemic contracture was detected when the left ventricular pressure began to increase during ischemia.
Specifically, inhalation of multipollutant mixtures depressed cardiac contractility in isolated non-ischemic hearts, and delayed ischemic contracture and preserved cardiac contractility in reperfused hearts, while eliciting mild pulmonary inflammation evidenced only by macrophage accumulation.
Because ischemic contracture is a serious complication of ischemia and is considered metabolic in origin, we studied the effect of trimetazidine (TMZ) on development of ischemic contracture in experimental low-flow ischemia.