active state

active state

the condition in which muscle exists immediately before and during contraction which makes it nonextensible. It is caused by the attachment of MYOSIN bridges to ACTIN filaments.
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Summary: Iran, which continues to plan and finance terrorist attacks in the Middle East and beyond, remains the "most active state sponsor of terrorism" in the world, the U.
Sassetti's research is on latent tuberculosis bacteria and how to coax such bacteria into an active state for the development of more effective treatments.
Though the two countries share active state engagement in gender relations, Grunow (sociology, Yale U.
It is added to hair cleansing formulations, such as shampoos, but its 100% active state also makes it suitable for use in nonaqueous formulations.
In an annual report on global terrorism, the US State Department accuses Tehran of being "the most active state sponsor of terrorism".
The story also noted that the Coalition is left with just a handful of active state chapters and that the top staffers have all left.
For one, the protein isn't easy to keep in its biologically active state.
The MUTD has ten active federal grants and one active state grant in FY 2016.
Speaking in an interview to "Orient TV" Station, Geagea stressed the need for "an active state of right and law; a strong republic with a strong and capable army and a clean, non-corrupt administration.