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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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Wound contraction establishes a plane tensile stress field in a skin wound which appears to be required for scar formation.
The rate of wound contraction was expressed in terms of the percentage of wound area that had healed: % wound contraction = (healed area/total area) x 100.
Wound contraction was enhanced by stimulating fibroblast attachment and by increasing the deposition of collagen matrix (Theoret et al.
During the next few days, fibroplasia, collagen synthesis, wound contraction, and neovascularization occur.
It is also important to highlight the fact that wound contraction is important in closing the wound.
Over the last decade, a team of MIT researchers has developed a polymer matrix that discourages wound contraction and instead promotes the growth of new skin.