Definition of Contractions
1. Noun. (plural of contraction) ¹
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Definition of Contractions
1. contraction [n] - See also: contraction
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Literary usage of Contractions
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"In one respect it would seem that the contractions of the ventricle must exert a direct influence in accelerating the inflow of venous blood into the heart. ..."
2. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1905)
"Voluntary contractions.—After ascertaining that muscles may give either simple or tetanic contractions one asks naturally whether in our voluntary movements ..."
3. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"It would seem that if the processes of the central nervous system known as states of hunger give rise to the contractions of the empty stomach, ..."
4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"Upon the Character of the Muscular contractions Which Are Evoked by Excitation of the Various Parts of the Motor Tract. Jour, of Phys., vol. vii., No. 2. ..."
5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1886)
"Upon the Character of the Muscular contractions Which Are Evoked by Excitation of the Various Parts of the Motor Tract. Jour. of Phys., vol. vii., No. a. ..."
6. Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent by Walter Bradford Cannon (1920)
"The intervals of repose between periodic recurrences of the contractions lasted from one and a half to two and a half hours. ..."
7. The Control of Hunger in Health and Disease by Anton Julius Carlson (1916)
"observations were made of the gastric hunger contractions, in order to establish the normal frequency and general character of these contractions in Mr. L. ..."
8. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1915)
"In numerous articles Carlson, with his pupils, has continued to study the contractions of the stomach in a state of hunger (AYB, 1913, p. 713). ..."