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Muscle Contraction MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Muscle Contraction
Tree Number(s)
G11.427.494
Unique ID
D009119
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009119
Annotation
do not use for HEART or MYOCARDIUM ( = MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION) or UTERUS ( = UTERINE CONTRACTION)
Scope Note
A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs by a sliding filament mechanism whereby actin filaments slide inward among the myosin filaments.
Entry Term(s)
Inotropism
Muscular Contraction
NLM Classification #
WE 504
See Also
Muscle Fatigue
Muscle Relaxation
Muscle Strength
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65(64)
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/23
Muscle Contraction Preferred
Inotropism Related
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