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contractile

 [kon-trak´til]
having the power or tendency to contract in response to a suitable stimulus.

con·trac·tile

(kon-trak'tīl),
Having the property of contracting.

contractile

(kən-trăk′təl, -tīl′)
adj.
Capable of contracting or causing contraction: Muscle is a contractile tissue.

con′trac·til′i·ty (kŏn′trăk-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

con·trac·tile

(kon-trak'tīl)
Having the property of contracting.

contractile

Capable of contracting or of causing contraction.
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A single group, randomized cross-over design was used to examine the acute effects of local Achilles tendon vibration on peak plantar flexor torque, twitch contractile properties, plantar flexor muscle activity, and brain activity (Kummel et al., 2017; Prieske et al., 2018).
Aging changes agonist induced contractile responses in permeabilized rat bladder.
In the present study, the actin cortex layer around the dual contractile ring became thicker between anaphase to telophase compared with that at metaphase, as described by Pielak et al.
[Ca.sup.2+] Sensitization and Contractile Protein Expression and Phosphorylation in Nondiabetic and Diabetic Gastric Fundus and Antrum Muscles
Before recording the contractile responses from each strip of the muscle, calibration for the tension was done with weights.
Sustained contractions cause reduction in fuel availability in diabetic muscles faster than the controls which impaired the functioning of contractile apparatus leading to their early fatigue and recovery from fatigue was delayed due to their inability to efficiently replenish energy resources17.
Organ culture for 6 h made the contractile response curves of U46619 shift to the right, but the shift did not reach the statistical significance ([pEC.sub.50]: 6.89 [+ or -] 0.06 versus 6.73 [+ or -] 0.03, P > 0.05, Figure 1(a)) and there were no significant changes in the maximal contractions ([E.sub.max] : 158.2 [+ or -] 6.6 versus 152.9 [+ or -] 3.9, P > 0.05, Figure 1(a)).
To figure out the relative contribution of vasoactive prostanoid derivatives in the contractile response to Phe in SMA, COX isoforms were blocked using selective and nonselective inhibitors.
ET-1-induced extracellular [Ca.sup.2+] mobilization protocol was carried out by depleting intracellular [Ca.sup.2+] stores upon the stimulation of carotid rings with PE (0.1 [micro]mol/l) in Ca-free solution containing the [Ca.sup.2+] chelator ethylene glycol-bis(aminoethyl ether)tetra-acetic acid (EGTA, 10 [micro]mol/l) and the repeated rinse until there was no contractile response; then, carotid rings were stimulated with ET-1 (0.1 mmol/l) in the presence of a solution containing [Ca.sup.2+] (1.9 mmol/l) [28].
Detrusor overactivity with high contractile frequency and urgency manifests as excessive and involuntary detrusor contraction in the bladder.
The stem cell-derived cardiac cells did not exhibit contractile properties similar to normal adult cardiac muscle cells.