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