Contraction

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Related to twitch contraction: Isometric contraction, eccentric contraction, Isotonic contraction, concentric contraction

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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One-way analysis of variance showed no significant difference in twitch contractions among gallamine and venom groups and the control groups (p < 0.
Furthermore, Bitis arietans venom, like gallamine, decreased twitch contractions completely by blocking neuromuscular transmission (Jones, 1981, Puhringer et al.