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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.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Muscle Contraction" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Muscle Contraction" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 728 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 39 publications in 2003
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