Definitions of muscular contraction
(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
contraction, muscle contraction
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an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses
a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
Braxton-Hicks contraction, false labor
painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency
muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination
act of decreasing in length