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Term:
skeletal muscle contraction (GO:0003009)
Annotations: Rat: (50) Mouse: (50) Human: (53) Chinchilla: (41) Bonobo: (44) Dog: (49) Squirrel: (43) Pig: (49)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
cardiac muscle contraction +   
musculoskeletal movement, spinal reflex action  
negative regulation of striated muscle contraction +   
positive regulation of striated muscle contraction +   
regulation of striated muscle contraction +   
skeletal muscle contraction +   
A process in which force is generated within skeletal muscle tissue, resulting in a change in muscle geometry. Force generation involves a chemo-mechanical energy conversion step that is carried out by the actin/myosin complex activity, which generates force through ATP hydrolysis. In the skeletal muscle, the muscle contraction takes advantage of an ordered sarcomeric structure and in most cases it is under voluntary control.
striated muscle contraction involved in embryonic body morphogenesis 
voluntary musculoskeletal movement  

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Definition Sources: GOC:mtg_cardio, GOC:mtg_muscle

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