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CONTRACTION. An abbreviation; a mode of writing or printing by which some of the letters of a word are omitted. See Abbreviations.

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Is paradoxical contraction of puborectalis muscle of functional importance?
Biofeedback therapy for chronic constipation is successful predominantly in the subset of patients who have outlet dysfunction-a paradoxical contraction of the external anal sphincter when straining.