contractility contractility

Definition(s):

  • (n) the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter

News

  • Monster Beverage Corporation Responds To Paper On Energy Drinks And Heart Function

    CORONA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) today released the following statement in response to a paper presented at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting entitled "Caffeine and Taurine Containing Energy Drink Improves Systolic Left-ventricular Contractility in Healthy Volunteers Assessed by Strain Analysis Using Cardiac Magnetic ...
    on December 3, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  • Taken together, the results indicate that "the existence of such mechanical signaling between mitochondria and myofibrils opens a new possibility to search for drugs capable of increasing cardiac contractility," Veksler said.
    on Apr 2, 2006 By: Vladimir Veksler Source: EurekAlert (press release)

Word of the Day
amalgamation amalgamation
/ə ˌmæl ɡə ˈmeɪ ʃən /