HyperDic: muscle_contraction

English > 1 sense of the expression muscle contraction:
NOUNactmuscle contraction, contraction, muscular contraction(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
English > muscle contraction: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaning(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber).
Synonymscontraction, muscular contraction
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
NarrowerBraxton-Hicks contraction, false laborpainless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency
contractureAn abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
tetanusA sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses
uterine contractionA rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
vaginismusmuscular contraction that causes the vagina to close
BroadershorteningAct of decreasing in length
Spanishcontracción muscular, contracción
Catalancontracció muscular, contracció

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