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OBO ID: GO:0014721
Term Name: twitch skeletal muscle contraction Search Ontology:
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Definition: A process in which force is generated within 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 twitch skeletal muscle responds to neurostimulations with a contraction followed by a relaxation.
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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