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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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As a component of the electron transport chain, CoQ10 plays a key role in energy production, and is therefore essential for all energy-dependent process, including myocardial contraction.
A number of the actions of levosimendan contribute to improved oxygen handling and reduced cardiac work during myocardial contraction.