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contractions

Obstetrics Volleys of tightening and shortening of myometrium–uterine muscle, which occur during labor, cause dilatation and thinning of the cervix and aid in the descent of the infant in the birth canal. See Labor. Cf Decelerations.

contractions

A term usually applied to the periodic tightening and shortening of the muscle fibres in the womb (uterus) during labour which gradually bring about the expulsion of the baby. All muscles act by contraction.
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Shifts of foreign bank liabilities toward large time deposits slowed, large time deposits at domestic depositories ran off more rapidly with a contraction of their credit, and money funds decelerated as their yields came into line with market rates.
We first compared the profile of spontaneous contractions between isolated whole bladders obtained from control and CYP-injected rats.
4), the close positioning of the number of tonic contractions (Ntc) and the number of series of claps (Nps) reflected that series of claps are separated by tonic contractions.
Defecography is an x-ray of the anorectal area that evaluates completeness of stool elimination, identifies anorectal abnormalities, and evaluates rectal muscle contractions and relaxation.
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This may be the time you need pain relief and some mums walk around between contractions for relief.
Time to failure and electromyogram activity were measured during 2 types of sustained submaximal contractions with the elbow flexors that required each subject to exert the same net muscle torque with the forearm in 2 different postures.
A force transducer measured the force of the contractions.
Contractions of the uterus are more frequent in IVF cycles compared to normal menstrual cycles, and a higher frequency of contractions around the time of embryo transfer is associated with a more negative impact on pregnancy outcomes," reported Dr.
Less indication of muscle damage in the second than initial electrical muscle stimulation bout consisting of isometric contractions of the knee extensors.
The company's contractions have been reflected by industry watchers' downbeat comments that mainland China's demands for second-generation handset chips have slowed down at a time when the market has increasingly matured.
Giefer Martin, a pediatrician, with a subspecialty in neonatology, testified that tachysystole was present when more than five contractions occurred in a ten-minute period.