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slow-twitch skeletal muscle fiber contraction (GO:0031444)
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fast-twitch skeletal muscle fiber contraction +   
regulation of twitch skeletal muscle contraction +   
slow-twitch skeletal muscle fiber contraction +   
A process in which force is generated within slow-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 slow-twitch skeletal muscle is characterized by slow time parameters, low force development and resistance to fatigue.

Exact Synonyms: slow-twitch skeletal muscle fibre contraction
Definition Sources: GOC:ef, GOC:mah, GOC:mtg_muscle

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