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in·i·tial heat

the first burst of heat produced after the beginning of a muscle twitch, described by A. V. Hill.

in·i·tial heat

(i-nish'ăl hēt)
The first burst of heat produced after the beginning of a muscle twitch, described by A.V. Hill.

initial heat

Muscular heat produced during contraction when tension is increasing, during maintenance of tension, and during relaxation when tension is diminishing.
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