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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Experimental protocol: Recording of in situ twitch contractions
Influence of Caesalpinia bonduc extract on twitch contractions of the anterior skeletal muscle in situ
One-way analysis of variance showed no significant difference in twitch contractions among gallamine and venom groups and the control groups (p < 0.05, F = 6.6, [R.sup.2] = 0.07).