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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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The pain may still be coming from a contractile structure not being stressed by the simple movement.
So-called contractile element is the source of active force (Fig.
ACh was also able to evoke concentration-dependent contractile responses, which were significantly increased in 65-week-old rats compared to young rats (Fig.
The second aim was to create prediction model which could use as a tool for swimming coaches with the purpose to start performance improvement in high-level male sprint swimmers by controlling or improving the contractile characteristics in the knee extensors muscles.
The successful reproduction of SPOC patterns achieved with the series connection model strongly suggests the auto-oscillatory nature of cardiac contractile system itself, meaning that muscle contractile systems are autonomous oscillators in their own right and not mere force generators (laborers) simply responding to electrical signals or Ca concentration changes.
In this study, our focus was on Tmem65, but there are 555 proteins that we identified and showed that they are present throughout many species and are conserved throughout evolution-- at least in the mouse and the human -- in the heart's membrane-enriched contractile cells.
The elasticity of the heart tissue plays a key role for the proper function of heart muscles such as contractile activity during beating.
In addition, some authors suggest that the diurnal improvement in short-term maximal performance is not due to a modification in neural drive but rather due to an improvement of the muscle contractile properties at the end of the day (Chtourou et al.
Clinical and experimental evidence suggest that increased rates of fatty acid oxidation in the myocardium result in impaired contractile function in both normal and diabetic hearts.
All four lignans inhibited the contractile responses to ACh, with EC20 values ranging from 2.
Our data suggest any potential benefit from injecting c-kit-positive cells into the hearts of patients is not because they generate new contractile cells called cardiomyocytes," Molkentin said.