Disambiguation: muscle contraction

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in depth Muscle Contraction
The main function of muscle is to contract, i.e. to generate force and to shorten, thus producing work and heat. Contractions can be isometric (force generation without shortening) or isotonic (shortening at constant load/force generation). According to their appearance in the light microscope, there...
in depth Muscle Contraction
Muscle shortening Muscle has the remarkable ability to produce force and shorten upon activation by the nervous system. This shortening, or attempt to shorten, plus the force that is produced is referred to as muscle contraction. If a heavy enough load is applied during a contraction, the muscle will...