aftercontraction

A muscular contraction persisting a noticeable time after the stimulus has ceased.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • contraction — 1. A shortening or increase in tension; denoting the normal function of muscle. 2. A shrinkage or reduction in size. 3. Heart beat, as in premature c..beat. [L. contractus, drawn together] after c …   Medical dictionary

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