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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.
Passive twitch torque reduction was accompanied with twitch contraction time reduction (Figure 2) implying impaired [Ca.
Regular twitch contractions of the diaphragm were induced by electric stimulation of the phrenic nerve (0.