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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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To investigate the potential impact of topiramate on muscle contraction, phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm preparations were used as an NMJ model and the effects of topiramate and phenytoin (as a control) on the muscle twitch response to electrical stimulation were comparatively evaluated.
We have proposed the extended application of a force sensing device to be used in the measurement of muscle contraction and movement, In principle the MOS act as an optical sensor to measure and detect changes of the wavelength that leads to the refractive index change and optical path length, where the contraction or deformation of the muscle is directly perturbed into the sensing unit, which affects a optical path length changes.
The onset of muscle contraction and to achieve the final relaxation there are the following successive stages:
This observation was completely in accordance with the sliding filament theory of muscle contraction under consideration.
Changes in tracheal smooth muscle contractions were measured by taking the amplitudes of tracheal smooth muscle contraction.
The mechanism of action of Argireline peptide targets the pre-synaptic pathway of the muscle contraction process by mimicking the N-terminal end of SNAP-25.
2+] channel on muscle contraction, we hypothesized that magnolol affect the colonic smooth muscle contraction mediated through the L-type calcium channels.
Further, the use of these terms in both exercise and muscle contraction has created confusion (Faulkner, 2003).
The involuntary eyelid muscle contraction usually affects just the lower eyelid.
gym workouts) can increase voluntary strength when maximum effort is used du ring each muscle contraction, although few studies have demonstrated similar benefits in lower-extremity (legs) muscles in individuals with incomplete SCI.
Creatine is necessary as an initial energy source for skeletal muscle contraction.
The magnitude of muscle contraction depends on the time of valve opening (after changeover of the control voltage [U.