Translation of contractile in Spanish:


contráctil, adj.

Pronunciation /kənˈtræktaɪl/ /kənˈtraktʌɪl/

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    • Smooth muscle fibers usually contract slowly but are capable of sustained contractile activity.
    • Good correlation exists between findings in vitro and the observed contractile properties in vivo.
    • Smooth muscle cells possess a contractile apparatus consisting of actin and myosin filaments and the cytoskeleton.
    • Locomotor skeletal muscle protein synthesis is sensitive to contractile activity and rapidly decreases within the first hours of reduced use.
    • The contractile activity in the distal esophagus was normal with propagating contractions of appropriate amplitude and duration.