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con·trac·tile

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

con′trac·til′i·ty (kŏn′trăk-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

contractile

(kənˈtræktaɪl)
adj
having the power to contract or to cause contraction
contractility n

con•trac•tile

(kənˈtræk tl, -tɪl)

adj.
capable of contracting or causing contraction.
[1700–10]
con•trac•til•i•ty (ˌkɒn trækˈtɪl ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contractile - capable of contracting or being contracted; "the contractile wings of an insect"
contracted - reduced in size or pulled together; "the contracted pupils of her eyes"
Translations

contractile

[kənˈtræktaɪl] adjcontrattile

con·trac·tile

a. contráctil, que tiene la capacidad de contraerse, que causa distorsión.
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In nature, animals such as chameleons and cuttlefish are able to change colour thanks to chromatophores: skin cells with contractile fibres that move pigments around.
In nature, animals such as chameleons and cuttlefish are able to change their colour thanks to chromatophores: skin cells with contractile fibers that move pigments around.
The performance of skeletal muscle is dependent on its contractile history where several activities can have a positive acute impact on contractile properties and/or performance (Bishop, 2003).
Similarly, cell migration can be driven either by protrusion-directed crawling, or by contractile pulling forces, but how the cell switches between these two methods remains a mystery.
2018;69[4]:958-60).The term cirrhotic cardiomyopathy has also been used for the changes of systolic dysfunction with impaired cardiac contractile response to stress and altered diastolic relaxation that develops in patients with cirrhosis (J Hepatol.
In this work, we report that aging might have been associated with the reduction of the contractile effects of acetylcholine and relaxation effects of phenylephrine in isolated ileal and duodenal segments.
In 18-hour mechanically ventilated rats (PEEP of 2.5 cm H2O), diaphragm fibers adapted to the reduced length by absorbing serially linked sarcomeres, the smallest contractile units in muscle (i.e., longitudinal atrophy).
MyoScreen is an in vitro system in which skeletal muscle cells mimic the morphology, contractile and metabolic functions of human muscle in vivo and therefore allows analyses of the molecular mechanisms involved in such functions in health and disease.
In addition, treatment with ACE-083 resulted in mean increases from baseline in contractile muscle volume, ranging from 15.8% to 19.6%.
A circular contractile ring was then formed in the actin-poor region.
For heart on a chip units, we strive to build a tissue that is as contractile and organized as the human heart, so we can measure contractile force - a major determinant of heart pumping performance.
Termination of the contractile stimulus leads to a decrease in [[[Ca.sup.2+]].sub.i], thereby decreasing MYLK activity.