contraction

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Related to eccentric muscle contraction: isometric muscle contraction, concentric muscle contraction
  • noun

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

Related Words

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

References in periodicals archive ?
1997) Indices of skeletal muscle damage and connective tissue breakdown following eccentric muscle contractions.
1997) Exercise-induced skeletal muscle damage and adaptation following repeated bouts of eccentric muscle contractions.