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OBO ID: GO:0031443
Term Name: fast-twitch skeletal muscle fiber contraction Search Ontology:
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: 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.
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