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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Serotonin mediated isotonic contractions were recorded using concentrations 10-9 to 10-6 M in the same manner as used for acetylcholine.2
(25) studied the bilateral deficit in the bench press in three different situations involving isometric and isotonic contractions at low and high speeds using the isokinetic machine.
Exercises involving what are known as isotonic contractions bicep curls, squats and bench presses, for example appeared to be most effective.