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OBO ID: GO:0006936
Term Name: muscle contraction Search Ontology:
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Definition: A process in which force is generated within 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. 0198506732
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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