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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
muscle adaptation +   
muscle contraction +   
A process in which force is generated within muscle tissue, resulting in a change in muscle geometry. Force generation involves a chemo-mechanical energy conversion step that is carried out by the actin/myosin complex activity, which generates force through ATP hydrolysis.
muscle hypertrophy +   
regulation of muscle system process +   
relaxation of muscle +   

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Xrefs: Wikipedia:Muscle_contraction
Definition Sources: GOC:ef, GOC:mtg_muscle, ISBN:0198506732

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