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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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05) while the effect of ryanodine (10 [micro]M) was less pronounced, reducing the force of the tonic contraction to 10.
In contrast, ACh and 5-HT produced a transient tonic contraction of DCLM immediately after treatment of agonists, followed by a gradual decline to the resting levels with a slight increase in low frequency contractions (Fig.
2, Fl did not inhibit the phasic contraction, while the tonic contraction was evidently inhibited by Fl.