functional contracture


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func·tion·al con·trac·ture

muscular shortening that ceases during sleep or general anesthesia, caused by prolonged active muscle contraction.

functional contracture

functional contracture

Contraction of a muscle that decreases during anesthesia or sleep.
See also: contracture

func·tion·al con·trac·ture

(fŭngkshŭn-ăl kŏn-trakshŭr)
Muscular shortening that ceases during sleep or general anesthesia, caused by prolonged active muscle contraction.
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