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contractile

[kən′trak·təl]
(biology)
Displaying contraction; having the property of contracting.
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Impulse Dynamics added that the Optimizer has been successfully implanted in over 3,500 patients worldwide to date and the Cardiac Contractility Modulation therapy is approved for sale in Europe, Australia, Brazil, India, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
In one group of rats (n = 4) in vitro recording of contractility of gut was assessed after chronic exposure of BPA, that is, rats fed with BPA (50 [micro]g/kg/day) for 28 days.
Both the groups were comparable regarding detrusor contractility, bladder outlet obstruction, bladder capacity, and urine maximum flow rate.
The invasive monitoring permitted us to progressively determine the improvement in contractility until a final ejection fraction of 42% was reached with a reduction of EDV to 160 ml and we could perform a titrated increase in blood volume while monitoring the central venous pressure, which went from values of 22 to 6 mmHg.
Detrusor muscle strips were prepared from porcine bladders and the electrically induced muscle contractility measured by organ bath.
1 M) resultingin entirely blockage of the contractile responses to both acetylcholine and the extract, demonstrating that the extract has contractility activity via stimulation of cholinergic muscarinic receptors similar to that of acetylcholine.
We don't know exactly how or if this greater contractility of the heart impacts daily activities or athletic performance.
In relation to Myofascial Triggerpoints (MFTrPs) of the upper trapezius, this study explored muscle contractility characteristics, the occurrence of post-intervention muscle soreness and the effect of dry needling on muscle contractile characteristics and clinical outcomes.
Several vitamin D effects on the electrophysiology, contractility, and structure of the heart suggest that vitamin D deficiency might be a causal factor for myocardial diseases.
Tissue Doppler (TD) is a modality in echocardiography that measures myocardial velocity and is related to contractility.
In the injured or diseased liver, activated HSCs are characterized by increased contractility, proliferation, alpha smooth muscle actin ([alpha]-SMA) expression, production of collagen type 1, and the production of proinflammatory mediators such as monochemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6).