muscle contraction

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Synonyms for muscle contraction

(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)

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These block contraction of muscle fibres in the bladder wall and may have side effects including dry mouth, dizziness, headaches and constipation.
MUSCLE TENSION "STRESS can also increase muscle tension, most commonly experienced via contraction of muscles in the upper limbs, neck and around the skull," says Horsley.
Also, none are highly effective at providing real-time imaging of movement such as peristalsis, which is the contraction of muscles that propels food through the small intestine.
The SEMG signal is formed form the overlap of action potentials (AP) which result from the discharge of the active motor units during the contraction of muscles.
Prof Dunstan said much of the extra energy use came from the contraction of muscles used to keep the body upright.
For example at the growing age of 7-14, we don't allow heavy contraction of muscles but focus on stretching asanas so that growth is not retarded".
The difference is, there is also a contraction of muscles followed by a frightening loss of breath.
Therapeutic Taping: By using stretchy tape, Core Wellness' therapists provide support, encourage stretch, and promote strength and contraction of muscles.