Contraction

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Related to concentric muscle contraction: hypertrophy, isotonic muscle contraction, eccentric muscle contraction

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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Exercise that emphasizes on eccentric contractions (eccentric exercise) of skeletal muscles has recently gained attention due to its benefits over conventional exercise involving concentric muscle contractions (concentric exercise).
Greater movement-related cortical potential during human eccentric versus concentric muscle contractions. J Neurophysiol.
The EMG spectrum from eccentric, concentric muscle contractions and increased serum levels of muscle proteins such as creatine kinase (CK) in humans were studied as a factor of mechanical damage of muscle fiber and functional change of metabolic tissue [13,14].