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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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