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Meaning of "contractility" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTRACTILITY

contractility  [ˌkɒntrækˈtɪlɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTRACTILITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contractility is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTRACTILITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Contractility

Myocardial contractility represents the intrinsic ability of the heart/myocardium to contract. Changes in the ability to produce force during contraction result from incremental degrees of binding between myosin and actin filaments. The degree of binding that occurs depends on concentration of calcium ions in the cell. Within an in vivo intact heart, it is generally the action/response of the sympathetic nervous system driven by precisely time released catecholamine that determines the concentration of calcium ions in the cytosol of cardiac muscle cells. All factors that cause an increase in contractility work by causing an increase in intracellular during contraction.

Definition of contractility in the English dictionary

The definition of contractility in the dictionary is the quality of being contractile.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTRACTILITY


antifertility
ˌæntɪfɜːˈtɪlɪtɪ
disutility
ˌdɪsjuːˈtɪlɪtɪ
ductility
dʌkˈtɪlɪtɪ
erectility
ɪrɛkˈtɪlɪtɪ
fertility
fɜːˈtɪlɪtɪ
futility
fjuːˈtɪlɪtɪ
gentility
dʒɛnˈtɪlɪtɪ
infertility
ˌɪnfɜːˈtɪlɪtɪ
inutility
ˌɪnjuːˈtɪlɪtɪ
motility
məʊˈtɪlɪtɪ
pulsatility
ˌpʌlsəˈtɪlɪtɪ
retractility
ˌriːtrækˈtɪlɪtɪ
sectility
sɛkˈtɪlɪtɪ
subfertility
ˌsʌbfɜːˈtɪlɪtɪ
subtilty
sʌbˈtɪlɪtɪ
tactility
tækˈtɪlɪtɪ
tortility
tɔːˈtɪlɪtɪ
tractility
trækˈtɪlɪtɪ
utility
juːˈtɪlɪtɪ
vibratility
ˌvaɪbrəˈtɪlɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTRACTILITY

contract price
contract work
contractability
contractable
contractedly
contractedness
contractibility
contractible
contractibly
contractile
contracting party
contraction
contractional
contractionary
contractive
contractively
contractor
contractual
contractually
contractural

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTRACTILITY

ability
accessibility
availability
capability
compatibility
disability
durability
eligibility
facility
flexibility
functionality
liability
mobility
nobility
possibility
probability
reliability
responsibility
stability
sustainability
visibility

Synonyms and antonyms of contractility in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «contractility» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTRACTILITY

Find out the translation of contractility to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of contractility from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «contractility» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

收缩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contractilidad
570 millions of speakers

English

contractility
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिकुड़ना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انقباض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сократимость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contratilidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্কোচন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contractilité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kontraksi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kontraktilität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

収縮性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수축력
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Contractility
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có thể rút lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுருங்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कंत्राट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kontraktilite
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contrattilità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kurczliwość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скоротність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contractilitatea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συσταλτικότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kontraktiliteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kontraktilitet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kontraktilitet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of contractility

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRACTILITY»

The term «contractility» is regularly used and occupies the 81.722 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRACTILITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about contractility

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTRACTILITY»

Discover the use of contractility in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contractility and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Control of uterine contractility
This volume addresses some of the most significant issues concerning the systems that regulate uterine contractility.
Robert E. Garfield, Thomas N. Tabb, 1994
2
Effect of Long-term Hypoxia on Myometrial Contractility in ...
Previous research from our laboratory has shown that myometrial contractility is reduced in pregnant sheep exposed to long-term hypoxia (LTH).
Timothy Kimo Arakawa, 2008
3
Cardiac Contractility & Ca2+ Handling in Mouse Models of ...
In particular we investigated both load-dependent and independent parameters of cardiac contractility in order to characterize LV function more accurately. Type II DM is known to be associated with increases in cardiac pre- and afterload.
an Van Den Bergh, 2006
4
Regulation of Cardiac Contractility
CoNTRACTILITY IN THE MODERN CONTEXT The use of the term contractility goes back well over a 125 years, and was used to simply describe a property of assorted tissues to shorten. The term has something to do with the ability of heart  ...
John Solaro, 2011
5
Grossman's Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and ...
DRUGS. THAT. INFLUENCE. MYOCARDIAL. CONTRACTILITY. Presumed. Mechanism. (i-receptor stimulation — » T adenylate cyclase activity — > t cyclic AMP — > t Ca" influx through sarcolemma — > T cytosolic Cat + Inhibition of Na ' -K ...
Donald S. Baim, 2006
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Cardiac Nursing: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease
Contractility Contractility refers to the ability of the heart to develop maximum muscle shortening velocity regardless of the components of the Frank-Starling mechanism. Contractility is often referred to as the intrinsic ability of the heart to cause ...
Debra K. Moser, 2008
7
Actin Contractility in Corneal Epithelial Cells and ...
The primary function of the corneal epithelium is to act as a protective barrier on the ocular surface.
Ying Guo, 2006
8
Airways smooth muscle: development, and regulation of ...
Building on the existing titles in the "Airways Smooth Muscle" sub-series, the sixth volume explores physiological and pharmacological processes in the lung in vivo.
David Raeburn, Mark A. Giembycz, 1994
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Chesley's Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
From visit 1 to visit 3, data points shifted rightward and downward (arrow) but still fell on the mean contractility line, indicating increase in afterload without changes in contractility. (Reprinted with permission.2) myocardial contractility may be ...
James M. Roberts, F. Gary Cunningham, Marshall D. Lindheimer, 2009
10
Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Contractility is a measure of the ability of cardiac muscle to perform stroke work. Ventricular function (SV) is dependent on preload, afterload, and myocardial contractility and, hence, changes in ejection fraction (EF) do not always reflect ...
Nikos Siafakas, Nicholas R. Anthonisen, Dimitris Georgopoulos, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTRACTILITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contractility is used in the context of the following news items.
1
RhoB loss induces Rac1-dependent mesenchymal cell invasion in …
... rounded cells did not present obvious amoeboid characteristics such as membrane blebbing or high contractility (Supplementary Figure S1A, ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
2
Company Shares of Cytokinetics, Incorporated Drops by -3.79%
The cardiac muscle contractility program is focused on cardiac sarcomere, the basic unit of muscle contraction in the heart. Its lead drug ... «News Watch International, Jul 15»
3
'LAAC is an alternative to blood thinners'
The contractility of the heart is affected. So far, 20 such implants have been done in the country and Indus Hospitals of the city performed this ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
4
Global opioid-induced constipation market to grow at 30.18% CAGR …
These drugs affect the motility, tone, and contractility of the bowel functions, which results in the delay in the transit of fecal contents. «WhaTech, Jul 15»
5
Zacks Lowers Cytokinetics to Strong Sell (CYTK)
The Company's lead drug candidate from its skeletal muscle contractility program, tirasemtiv (NASDAQ:CYTK), is a fast skeletal muscle ... «The Legacy, Jul 15»
6
The hemodynamic patterns in hypertensive men and women of …
Age-associated increase in vascular afterload might result in impaired myocardial contractility, diastolic dysfunction and increased pulmonary ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
7
Analyst Price Target Update on Cytokinetics, Incorporated
The cardiac muscle contractility program is focused on cardiac sarcomere, the basic unit of muscle contraction in the heart. Its lead drug ... «The Daily Rover, Jul 15»
8
Cytokinetics, Incorporated Short Interest Update
The cardiac muscle contractility program is focused on cardiac sarcomere, the basic unit of muscle contraction in the heart. Its lead drug ... «The Daily Rover, Jun 15»
9
Public Release: 25-Jun-2015 Calcium uptake by mitochondria …
Now, a new study by researchers at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) shows that the uptick in heart muscle contractility that occurs ... «EurekAlert, Jun 15»
10
Stromal-epithelial responses to fractionated radiotherapy in a breast …
Higher-dose fraction schemes inhibit contractility in CAFs and prevent differentiation of fibroblasts, thereby metabolically uncoupling tumor cells ... «7thSpace Interactive, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Contractility [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/contractility>. Sep 2019 ».
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