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contractile

[kən′trak·təl]
(biology)
Displaying contraction; having the property of contracting.
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Scenario 2: If there is no limitation but pain, especially at the end of range, the source of the pain is a contractile structure.
While this study reemphasizes the usefulness of contractile reserve and viability assessment for optimizing the selection of candidates that will benefit most from CRT, clinical reality, where cost, logistics and efficient patient flows are an issue, might limit the possibility for additional diagnostic tests in these patients.
1A) and increased endothelium-dependent contractile responses (Fig.
The aim of this study was to determine the connection between the contractile ability of the leg extensor muscles, which can be described with isometric F-t relationship (F-t curve), and to determine whether the level of maximum and relative muscle voluntary force ([F.
The model demonstrates the auto-oscillatory properties of an assembly of membraneless muscle proteins (the contractile system called myofibril), and it gives new insights into cardiac functions.
The team showed that Tmem65 regulates the connection point between adjacent cardiac contractile cells where it contributes to making the heart contract normally.
These results suggest that changes in contractile properties of muscle tissue (i.
The relaxant effects of Schisandra extracts and lignans were also determined using another contractile agon ist, 5-HT.
Because the current study shows that endogenous c-kit cells at least have some limited ability to regenerate contractile heart cells, Molkentin said it may be possible to find a method to enhance this ability genetically so the cells can eventually be used in a truly therapeutically beneficial manner to make new contractile activity in the heart.
Here, I hypothesize that functional hyperaemia results from the constant integration of vasoactive cues with region-dependent coupling emerging from different neuro-glia-vascular microcircuits, nuances in afferent wiring into vascular contractile elements and/or neuronal activity patterns.
The systems are ideal for measuring contractile forces in mouse aortic rings and small intestinal ring samples and micro-vessel preparations such as mesenteric arteries.
Other research suggest that contractile fibres containing these myosin molecules form at the front of the cell, move toward the nuclues, and then contract.