muscular contraction


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Noun1.muscular 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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This process is effected by two methods: the air is swallowed, and is then forced into the cavity of the body, its return being prevented by a muscular contraction which is externally visible: but the water enters in a gentle stream through the mouth, which is kept wide open and motionless; this latter action must, therefore, depend on suction.
For example, Knight Dunlap contends that images are really muscular contractions,* and evidently regards our awareness of muscular contractions as not coming under the head of introspection.
Muscle force (MF) involves overcoming inertia through muscular contraction by combining concentric and eccentric actions (8).
Musculoskeletal injuries stemming from forceful muscular contraction during seizures and associated external trauma (e.
The patients' curarization may also be monitored by assessing the ability of skeletal muscle to maintain a sustained muscular contraction (tetanic contraction) when high electrical frequencies of stimulation (tetanizing stimulus) are applied on the motor nerve.
U ddiyana bandha [u-Deeyaana = upward-flying; bandha = lock] - the muscular contraction four inches below the navel.
This is what Dr F Mitchell DO did by developing a plan of diagnosis and treatment that he called Muscle Energy, which relies on active patient participation through muscular contraction.
All these parts are extremely movable, and under the influence of the muscular contraction, can either enlarge or contract the vocal tube; these motions act progressively according to the height of sound.
The only muscular contraction is in the legs; the back and arms remain relaxed (While in the pose retain the breath or do a slow deep breathing)
It is extremely common for muscular contractions to create stabilization forces that accompany muscular contraction movement forces.
It's a training method based on the understanding that a concentric muscular contraction is much stronger if it immediately follows and eccentric contraction of the same muscle.
Sitting for a length of time means little muscular contraction is going on in the body, which shuts downa molecule called lipoprotein lipase (LPL) that helps take in fat and use it for energy.

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