Muscle Contraction

"Muscle Contraction" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Muscle Contraction" by people in this website by year, and whether "Muscle Contraction" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 187 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2005 and 2007
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