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cardiac conduction +   
Transfer of an organized electrical impulse across the heart to coordinate the contraction of cardiac muscles. The process begins with generation of an action potential (in the sinoatrial node (SA) in humans) and ends with a change in the rate, frequency, or extent of the contraction of the heart muscles.
negative regulation of heart contraction +   
positive regulation of heart contraction +   
regulation of cardiac conduction +   
regulation of cardiac muscle contraction +   
regulation of heart contraction involved in acute-phase response 
regulation of heart rate +   
regulation of the force of heart contraction +   
transmission of nerve impulse +   

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