muscular contraction


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n muscular contraction (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
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In literature:

Muscular contraction, and generally all activity in the body is accompanied by kataboly.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
This affection consists in spasmodic closure of the outlet from the bladder by tonic contraction of the circular muscular fibers.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Now, it is a plain fact that muscular contractions follow 'ideas.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
The banker was an old man and excessively thin, he held himself with English stiffness; a muscular contraction affected his upper lip.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Rigidity from muscular contraction occurs late, and is rarely complete.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Thorpe seized his rifle and fired into the gray mass that bulged with terrible muscular contractions through the window.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
The cow remains quiet and the general muscular contraction gives her a rigid appearance.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I lay on her long afterwards, and tried by the muscular contraction of my arse-cheeks and ballock-roots to stiffen my pego again.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
I know now that mere muscular contraction was accountable for this, and not, as it seemed, sudden terror or pain.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
Every letter requires for its utterance at least one distinct muscular contraction.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
How strangely these subtle muscular contractions correspond with the dominant moral action of the moment!
"Willing to Die" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The muscular contractions were greater in proportion than the intensity of the lightning and the proximity of the storm.
"Makers of Modern Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Muscular contractions, on the affected side, were noted in fifty-two cases.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
During chills the systolic may rise to great height due to the violent muscular contractions.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
A quick muscular contraction told that The Phantom had found his sensitive spot.
"The Gray Phantom" by Herman Landon
The urine is expelled by the muscular power which the bladder possesses of contracting upon its contents.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
If there is neuritis from the virus it becomes intense and causes muscular contractions, paresis, and paralysis.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
A very notable phenomenon is the occurrence of muscular contraction after death.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Premature fatigue is usually caused by undue muscular contraction.
"Piano Playing" by Josef Hofmann
The fluid is driven on by muscular contractions until the feet are fully extended, and again driven back when the feet are retracted.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay