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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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Van Straaten, "Structural muscle damage and muscle strength after incremental number of isometric and forced lengthening contractions," Journal of Muscle Research & Cell Motility, vol.
We assessed CK efflux from SOL in adult (7.5 month old) females after 100 non-stimulated stretches (n = 8), 100 isometric contractions (n = 9), 100 lengthening contractions (n = 10) and after passive incubation (n = 10).
Koh and Brooks (17) reported that lengthening contractions and fiber degeneration and/or regeneration are not required to induce protection from lengthening contraction-induced injury.