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contractility

 [kon″trak-til´ĭ-te]
a capacity for shortening in response to suitable stimulus.

con·trac·til·i·ty

(kon'trak-til'i-tē),
The ability or property of a substance, especially of muscle, of shortening, or becoming reduced in size, or developing increased tension.

contractility

/con·trac·til·i·ty/ (kon″trak-til´ĭ-te) capacity for becoming shorter in response to a suitable stimulus.

contractility

[kon′traktil′itē]
the ability of muscle tissue to contract when its thick (myosin) and thin (actin) filaments slide past each other.

con·trac·til·i·ty

(kon'trak-til'i-tē)
The ability or property of a substance, especially of muscle, of shortening, or becoming reduced in size, or developing increased tension.

contractility

a capacity for becoming short in response to suitable stimulus.

cardiac contractility
the inotropic state of the myocardium; a major determinant of cardiac output and an important factor in cardiac compensation.
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The segments (1-2 samples from each rat) of distal ileum and proximal colon were prepared to assess the contractility responses.
This suggests that majority of boys with posterior urethral valves have progressive impairment of detrusor contractility at voiding many years after relief of obstruction near puberty.
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Myocardial peak systolic velocity measured by tissue Doppler imaging at the mitral annulus reflects left ventricular (LV) contractility, is less dependent on image quality and is easy to obtain.
In this model venous tone, heart rate and contractility of both ventricles is modulated by a negative feedback mechanism and the influence of respiration on cardiac filling and output is also taken into account.
Heart rate is also influenced by the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system which also can have a major effect on contractility.
Based in San Francisco with 81 staff, Cytokinetics discovers and develops small molecule therapeutics that modulate contractility of the cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle for the potential treatment of serious diseases.
The urology device measures bladder pressure in male patients to provide a definitive diagnosis for either bladder outlet obstruction related to an enlarged prostate, or low bladder contractility.
Obesity may inhibit uterine contractility and labor progress.