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contractile

 [kon-trak´til]
having the power or tendency to contract in response to a suitable stimulus.

con·trac·tile

(kon-trak'tīl),
Having the property of contracting.

contractile

/con·trac·tile/ (kon-trak´til) able to contract in response to a suitable stimulus.

contractile

(kən-trăk′təl, -tīl′)
adj.
Capable of contracting or causing contraction: Muscle is a contractile tissue.

con′trac·til′i·ty (kŏn′trăk-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

contractile

[kəntrak′tīl]
Etymology: L, con, with, trahere, to draw
capable of becoming reduced in size or length or of being drawn together in response to some stimulus.

con·trac·tile

(kon-trak'tīl)
Having the property of contracting.

contractile

Capable of contracting or of causing contraction.

contractile

having the power or tendency to contract in response to a suitable stimulus.

contractile proteins
myosin, the main constituent of thick filaments of muscle, and actin, main constituent of thin muscle filaments.
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This study was performed to see whether the number of ganglion cell and thickness of longitudinal muscle layer in the colon and rectum of rats change over time from neonatal period to adulthood or not because, some of the contractile properties of gut may have correlation with it.
The morphological and contractile properties of skeletal muscles around the knee joint following ACL resection with or without its reconstruction are evaluated in an animal model.
An active learning mammalian skeletal muscle lab demonstrating contractile and kinetic properties of fast-and slow-twitch muscle.
The scientists are pursuing mechanistic studies to understand how the contractile apparatus and calcium interact in cells from patients with heart disease.
Stitzel, "A contrasting effect of the diabetic state upon the contractile responses of aortic preparations from the rat and rabbit," British Journal of Pharmacology, vol.
Urodynamic test such as URA, AG number, and LinPURR analysis have become the standard methods of evaluating bladder contractile function and BOO in older men.
when assessing a muscle's ability to support quick joint-stabilizing actions or high-speed athletic movements, or determining the effectiveness of power training regimens, or studying the effects of neural inhibitory mechanisms), measurements of its instantaneous or average work-rate/poweroutput-rate in just one or two contractions would be least prone to high-power-rate endurance limits, which appear to occur very quickly when muscles work at high contractile power intensities, based on observations by the author during isokinetic dynamometer testing (19).
The smooth muscle content of cervix is 6-25% that offers contractile response to the advancing foetal head.
Contractile vacuoles form a functional link between certain intracellular parasites and free-living amoebae such as A.
Program SI on a personal computer recorded spontaneous or induced contractile activity of isolated vascular preparations.
Accordingly, NO has a double effect on cardiac contractile performance.