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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(2008) Evidence of skeletal muscle damage following electrically stimulated isometric muscle contractions in humans.
After 30-45 min of equilibration, isometric muscle contractions were recorded using bridge amplifier and displayed onto personal computer with the help of Power lab data acquisition system and software Chart5 for windows (AD Instruments).
In non-dancers muscle fatigue by maximal isometric muscle contractions affected motion sense but not position sense.