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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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An active peak, which was found to have an inhibitory effect on twitch contraction of the radial muscle and a contractile effect on the intestine, eluted at about 0.
Passive twitch torque reduction was accompanied with twitch contraction time reduction (Figure 2) implying impaired [Ca.
1968) The after-effects of repetitive stimulation on the isometric twitch contraction of rat fast skeletal muscle.
Further observations on back-firing in the motor nerve fibres of a muscle during twitch contractions.
Isometric twitch contractions of the indirectly-stimulated anterior tibia muscle of the right hindleg were recorded in situ.