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fast-twitch skeletal muscle fiber contraction (GO:0031443)
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fast-twitch skeletal muscle fiber contraction +   
A process in which force is generated within fast-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 fast-twitch skeletal muscle is characterized by fast time parameters, high force development and fatiguability.
regulation of twitch skeletal muscle contraction +   
slow-twitch skeletal muscle fiber contraction +   

Exact Synonyms: fast-twitch skeletal fiber contraction ;   fast-twitch skeletal fibre contraction ;   fast-twitch skeletal muscle fibre contraction ;   fast-twitch skeletal myofiber contraction ;   fast-twitch skeletal myofibre contraction
Definition Sources: GOC:ef, GOC:mah, GOC:mtg_muscle

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