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contractile

[kən′trak·təl]
(biology)
Displaying contraction; having the property of contracting.
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However, to ensure optimal chamber opacification in patients with cardiac enlargement, poor cardiac contractility, or long circulation times, the administration rate may be increased to 2.
Prokinetic agents increase antral contractility, correct gastric dysrhythmias, improve antroduodenal coordination and are used to treat the symptoms of gastroparesis.
Cardiac contractility is driven by the cardiac sarcomere, a highly ordered cytoskeletal structure composed of cardiac myosin, actin and a set of regulatory proteins, and is the fundamental unit of muscle contraction in the heart.
At the time scientists continually monitored heart contractility, electrophysiological activity, coronary flow and oxygen consumption.
Systolic dysfunction represents decreased myocardial contractility with subsequent decreased cardiac output.
As far as we know, ivabradine has no effect on myocytes, calcium flux, or contractility.
Sm, which measures the myocardial peak systolic velocity at the level of mitral annulus, has been shown to correlate strongly with the LV dP/dt, a measure of global LV contractility (3,4).
27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Cytokinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CYTK) today announced that data from the expansion phase of COSMIC-HF (Chronic Oral Study of Myosin Activation to Increase Contractility in Heart Failure), a Phase 2 trial evaluating omecamtiv mecarbil in patients with chronic heart failure, showed statistically significant improvements in several measures of cardiac function, including systolic ejection time, stroke volume and N-terminal-pro-brain natriuretic peptide, at 20 weeks following randomization.
Dr Dorner continued: "We've shown that energy drink consumption has a short-term impact on cardiac contractility.
Skeletal muscle contractility, self-reported pain and tissue sensitivity in females with neck/shoulder pain and upper trapezius myofascial trigger points- a randomized intervention study.