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muscular tension

Etymology: L, musculus + tendere, to stretch
the force that results from muscular contractions. Internal tension is produced when cross-bridges form between the actin and myosin filaments within each muscle fiber. The force generated by these contractile elements is transmitted to the bones via tendons and connective tissue. The bones move and produce external tension.

muscular tension

Condition of a muscle in which fibers tend to shorten and thus perform work or liberate heat.
See also: tension

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Specifically, sustained or tonic levels of muscular tension are commonly produced under continuous or moment to moment alternative contingencies or choices wherein any choice entails near equivalent feasible or avoidable losses, or dilemmas.
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Any rifle without a rear bag must rely on the shooter's muscular tension to aim, and muscular tension introduces error.
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The oils used felt wonderful and soothing as my therapist used them to massage my body from head to foot using traditional techniques to release muscular tension and strains.
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Lots of muscular tension in the fingers is required to control the mouse, click, move it a little bit and click again - the whole day long.
But by easing muscular tension and boosting the circulation, not to mention encouraging the release of endorphins, kriotherapy can bring about a more relaxed and calm sense of being.
Do a few gentle stretching exercises to relieve muscular tension
These create chronic muscular tension and pain and lead to numerous debilitating neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions.