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Term:
twitch skeletal muscle contraction (GO:0014721)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
oscillatory muscle contraction 
tonic skeletal muscle contraction +  
twitch skeletal muscle contraction +   
A process in which force is generated within twitch 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. The twitch skeletal muscle responds to neurostimulations with a contraction followed by a relaxation.

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Definition Sources: GOC:mtg_muscle

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