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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granatum ointment-treated wounds also showed an increased rate of wound contraction, leading to a prompt healing as confirmed by decreased period of epithelializa-tion when compared to untreated control wounds.
The excision wound model was employed to asses the potency of drug to promote the wound healing in Trauma types of wound which will be assesses by the rate of wound contraction and number of days required for complete epithelialization of the wound area.
Double layered skin construct in groups II and III showed significantly less wound contraction than the untreated wounds [33].
Topical application of Aloe vera gel appears to have a beneficial influence on the various phases of wound healing like fibroplasia, collagen synthesis and maturation and wound contraction (Chithra et al.
Negative Pressures of -80 mmHg allow maximal effects in the wound bed in terms of blood flow, wound contraction and granulation tissue formation.
Percentage of wound contraction: Wound healing is a process by which damaged tissue is restored as closely as possible to its normal state and wound contraction is the process of shrinkage of area of the wound.