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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The muscle was then stimulated for 3 s to cause submaximal tetanic contraction. One second after the onset of stimulation, forced isokinetic dorsi-flexion was given to the ankle joint to cause an eccentric contraction of the triceps surae muscle.