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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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This mitogenic effect is a positive event for wound healing process because fibroblasts are important cells involved in wound contraction and ECM production [18].
Percent wound contraction = healed area/total wound area x 100.
Wound area, wound contraction, epithelialization period, and hydroxyproline content were monitored during the whole healing process.
Wound contraction involves an interaction of fibroblasts, myofibroblasts and collagen deposition and is a satisfactory mechanism when the tissue loss is small in a non-critical area and surrounded by loose skin.
Adult mammalian skin wounds close by a combination of wound contraction, scar formation and induced regeneration.
It has been demonstrated that a wound contraction moves towards the center of the wound [12].
Topical application of Aloe vera gel appears to have a beneficial influence on the various phases of wound healing like fibroplasia, collagen synthesis and maturation and wound contraction (Chithra et al., 1998a, b).
The wound contraction index (WCI) was calculated using the ratio (Ao - AI)/Ao x 100, where Ao is the initial wound area (day 0) and AI is the wound area measured at the end of the experiment (day 21).
Percentage of Wound Contraction. Figure 1(a) shows changes in the macroscopic appearance of rat dorsal full-thickness excisional wounds after surgery.
Negative pressure promotes wound contraction to cover the defect and may trigger intra cellular signaling that increases cellular proliferation.
b) Wound contracture: Wound contraction was measured on 0, 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28 postoperative day as a percentage reduction in wound area.
This accelerates the process of wound contraction and increases tensile strength of healing tissue.