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Contraction

In a business cycle, the time between the peak and the bottom. That is, a contraction occurs between the end of economic growth and the end of the subsequent recession. Contractions are characterized by layoffs, a decline in GDP, and other negative factors. However, historically, contractions have tended not to last as long as expansions.
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The resulting rise in the unemployment rate, though, was damped relative to that during earlier contractions, as unusually slow growth of the labor force held down the number of job seekers; the unemployment rate in June of this year, 7 percent, was about 3A percentage point below the average jobless rate at the end of previous recessions.
Further, the use of these terms in both exercise and muscle contraction has created confusion (Faulkner, 2003).
High Uterine Contraction Rates in Births with Normal and Abnormal Umbilical Artery Gases" Published in June 2012 Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
The peak amplitude of the spontaneous contractions was normalized as a percentage of the maximal [k.
For one, increasing the frequency of muscle contractions increases the flow rate of contents leaving the tube.
By contrast, in weight training the focus is on the magnitude of the force; in plyometrics, the focus is on the speed of muscle contraction.
Contraction of the pelvic floor muscles may inhibit the involuntary bladder contractions responsible for UUI.
And the Silent Movie there seems so much more a video meditation, layering the contractions in black and white into thousands of other layers, focusing them into geometric figures, sliding scenes into faces, recomposing shots from the inside out.
This happens because the colon's muscle contractions are slow or sluggish, causing the stool to move through the colon too slowly.
To find out, I calculated rank difference correlations between measures of the amplitudes of expansions and successive contractions in three different series for the period 1879 to 1961.
Slowly the contractions become closer together, stronger and longer.