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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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Maximal stimulus voltage was rechecked and length adjusted to achieve maximal force during isometric twitch contractions.
An active peak (P1), which was found to have an inhibitory effect on the twitch contraction of the radial muscle but no effect on spontaneous contractions of the intestine, eluted at about 0.
001) was accompanied by reduced passive twitch contraction and half relaxation time (Figure 2).