Definition of Sliding filament model

1. Noun. (context: biology) A theory relating to a series of actions by the actin and myosin filaments that enable the muscle to undergo contraction. ¹



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Medical Definition of Sliding filament model

1. Generally accepted model for the way in which contraction occurs in the sarcomere of striated muscle, by the sliding of the thick filaments relative to the thin filaments. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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