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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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To investigate the effect of arsenic on blood vessels, we examined whether arsenic affected the contraction of aortic rings in an isolated organ bath system.
Since results for expansion and contraction resulted in different patterns, they are plotted separately.
The contractions were strong, but not strong enough that I couldn't finish dusting my bedroom and prepare it for the birth
A PFM contraction alone produced statistically significantly greater cranio-ventral displacement of the pelvic floor than either TrA contraction or combined contraction, and a combined contraction gave statistically significantly greater cranio-ventral displacement than a TrA contraction.
But it noted that the Lebanese indicator remained well below the neutral mark of 50, separating economic contraction from growth, for the 53rd successive month.
The uterine contractions were recorded on a chart recorder (Biodevices, Ambala, India).
This brief reference guide is easy to use and offers an abbreviated overview of UEB as well as a listing of commonly used literary contractions and symbols.
Because ligament efficiency is important during closing and opening cycles, the variables related to the intensity of the escape response were examined--namely, minimal interval between two consecutive phasic contractions, number of phasics during the first series, phasic contraction rate during the first 30 sec of the escape response test, and overall phasic contraction rate.
Egypt's non-oil private sector remained in contraction territory in March, continuing the trend observed so far in 2015," Markit economist Philip Leake said.
ResultsInsulin-induced contraction of the tracheal smooth muscle was evident at a concentration of 10-7 M.
The contraction happened even though banks managed net profits amid prevailing hostilities in the country.
Compared with the second quarter of 2013, the contraction of the economy stood at 0.

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