muscle contraction

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Noun1.muscle contraction - (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
shortening - act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening"
contracture - an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
tetanus - a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses
uterine contraction - a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
Braxton-Hicks contraction, false labor - painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency
vaginismus - muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
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It's not only required for strong bones and teeth but also vital for muscle contraction and energy metabolism.
The client works only again the muscle contraction and no weights are needed.
To investigate the potential impact of topiramate on muscle contraction, phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm preparations were used as a neuromuscular junction model.
In this paper, we propose the extended capabilities of a force sensing device for muscle contraction and movement measurement.
In the presence of Ca2 + ions is initiated muscle contraction (Botnar, 2015).
Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms of Muscle Contraction
Current understanding about skeletal muscle contraction is based on the sliding filament theory proposed independently by A.
5% jitter, which is quite normal in voice production and can be attributed to irregularity in muscle contraction.
8 To evaluate the extent of insulin-induced airway hyper-reactivity histamine-mediated airway hyper-responsiveness was taken as standard (control) in our study and was compared to insulin-mediated tracheal smooth muscle contraction.
Ward and his research team have discovered a new signaling pathway that links mechanical stress during muscle contraction to calcium and reactive oxygen signaling dysregulation in DMD heart and skeletal muscle.
Additionally, smooth muscle cells also produce IL-6 as a myokine, and its level is elevated in response to muscle contraction [2].
Its mechanism of action was a technological innovation: the modulation of the muscle contraction mechanisms to attenuate and reduce wrinkles induced by over-stimulation of facial muscles, through topical formulations.