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Synonyms for excitation

intensity of feeling or reaction

Synonyms for excitation

the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland

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something that agitates and arouses

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Excitation-contraction coupling is a term used in muscle physiology that describes the process of converting an electrical stimulus (a nerve impulse) to a mechanical response (muscle-fiber contraction), Bett explains, and ion channels are proteins that act as pores in a cell membrane, permitting selective passage of potassium, sodium, and calcium molecules in and out of the cell.
Ca] is an inward current which is important in controlling the plateau phase of the AP and involved in the excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac myocytes.
Several mechanisms, such as neuromuscular propagation, excitation-contraction coupling, intracellular regulation, might be responsible for the decreases observed in evoked contractions and MVC (Bigland-Ritchie, 1984; Hill et al.
Energy expenditure occurs with excitation-contraction coupling and calcium reuptake within the myocyte.
Abstract #2257: Effects of the Cardiac Myosin Activator CK-1316719 on Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Ventricular Myocytes About Cytokinetics