Medical Definition of Isotonic contraction

1. Contraction of a muscle, the tension remaining constant. Since the contractile force is proportional to the overlap of the filaments and the overlap is varying, the numbers of active cross bridges must be changing. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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isothiuronium
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