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Definition 1: (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for muscular contraction in the sense of this definition

(muscular contraction is a kind of ...) act of decreasing in length

"the dress needs shortening"

(... is a kind of muscular contraction ) an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle

(... is a kind of muscular contraction ) a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses

(... is a kind of muscular contraction ) a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal

(... is a kind of muscular contraction ) painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency

(... is a kind of muscular contraction ) muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination

(muscular contraction belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

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