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Mesh term Muscle Contraction

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Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena


A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs by a sliding filament mechanism whereby actin filaments slide inward among the myosin filaments.

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Excitation Contraction Coupling
Isometric Contraction
Isotonic Contraction
Muscle Relaxation
Myocardial Contraction
Myoelectric Complex, Migrating
Uterine Contraction

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