contractility


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the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter

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According to the company, the implantable Optimizer delivers non-excitatory cardiac contractility modulation signals to the heart muscle and initiates multiple biochemical and neurohormonal changes to the myocardium.
Second, point-of-care TTE is a useful modality to identify the ventricle contractility or intracardiac anatomic aberrancy in valve or pericardium with two-dimensional or color modality.
Therefore, the present study was undertaken to explore the possible effects of BPA on contractility of rat ileum and colon using in vitro experiments in organ bath preparations.
The detrusor contractility by the slope of Schafer's lines, now known as the bladder contractility index (BCI) was calculated, which was given by the formula: PdetQmax(detrusor pressure in cm [H.
Previous randomized controlled trial have shown that restoration of vitamin D levels to normal significantly improves muscle contractility and walking capacity and reduces the rate of fall in elderly population.
These studies show that rectal misoprostol is associated with lower serum concentrations, longer time to onset of uterine contraction, and less contractility than buccal administration.
Despite the treatment, for the first two weeks the instability of the arterial pressure and the same compromise of contractility persisted.
Contradictory papers suggest men (especially those under 80 years of age) may recover bladder function after prostatic surgery and that most men with impaired detrusor contractility on urodynamics still benefit from surgery.
Aims: To determine if the phytotherapeutic agent, Bryophyllum pinnatum, could serve as an alternative drug for the overactive bladder syndrome, and to characterise the fraction responsible for the inhibition of detrusor contractility.
The extract when applied on 1 M phenylephrine and K+ (80 mM)-induced contractility, showed concentration dependent relaxantion activity (Fig.
It is needed to regulate the contractility and rhythm of the heart and for the contractility of muscles in general.
Dr Dorner continued: "We've shown that energy drink consumption has a short-term impact on cardiac contractility.
Skeletal muscle contractility, self-reported pain and tissue sensitivity in females with neck/shoulder pain and upper trapezius myofascial trigger points- a randomized intervention study.