Contraction

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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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An alternation between series of claps and individual tonic contractions was present in all the recordings examined (Fig.
2+] stores, and the tonic contraction results from extracellular [Ca.
Because she had a short period of unconsciousness without feces or urine incontinence, tonic contractions or constitutional symptoms, electroencephalogram and head-up tilt testing was normal, neurological seizure and vasovagal syncope were excluded.
Also, silymarin failed to affect the amplitude of the tonic contractions induced by 1 [micro]M carbachol in CYP-injected rats (Table 1).