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Synonyms for contraction

Synonyms for contraction

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

the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together

a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds

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the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

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Exercise programs that include eccentric muscle contractions can result in significant serum CK elevations.
2009) Effect of angular velocity on soleus and medial gastrocnemius H-reflex during maximal concentric and eccentric muscle contraction.
2006) Inhibition of stretch-activated channels during eccentric muscle contraction attenuates p70S6K activation.
2010) Repetitive eccentric muscle contractions increase torque unsteadiness in the human triceps brachii.
The eccentric muscle contractions cause damage to muscle fibres (Friden and Lieber 2001, Morgan 1990, Morgan and Allen 1999, Proske and Morgan 2001) triggering a chain of events that produce delayed-onset muscle soreness (Armstrong 1984), swelling (Cleak and Eston 1992), loss of range of motion (Cleak and Eston 1992), and loss of strength (Cleak and Eston 1992, Sayers et al 2000).
Medicine ball workouts are a subset of plyometrics, applying the same principles of rapid concentric and eccentric muscle contractions.