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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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However, when stimulation parameters reached a 5 ms pulse width, 120 Hz frequency, and 20 V peak-to-peak voltage when the power was at a high level, the cecum remained in a tetanic contraction as shown in Figure 7(e) and injury would occur.
The mechanism is likely due to the sustained tetanic contraction of powerful muscle groups--the superoposterior muscles of the shoulder and wrist flexors at the forearm.
Respiratory arrest may occur as a result of inhibition of the medullary respiratory centre in the brain and tetanic contraction of chest wall muscles and diaphragm.4
Early assessment of neuromuscular block, including voluntary muscle action, twitch height, tetanic contraction (1949 to 1952)
(25.) Davies P, Petit J, Scott JJA: The dynamic response of Golgi tendon organs to tetanic contraction of in-series motor units.