Fibrillary contractions



fibrillary contractions pl.n.
Abnormal contractions occurring spontaneously in individual muscle fibers, commonly seen a few days after damage to the motor nerves supplying the muscle.

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    [fahy-bruh-leyt, fib-ruh-] /ˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, ˈfɪb rə-/ verb (used with object), fibrillated, fibrillating. 1. to cause to undergo . verb (used without object), fibrillated, fibrillating. 2. to undergo . v. c.1840, from fibrilla (see fibril) + -ate (2). Related: Fibrillated; fibrillating. fibrillate fib·ril·late (fĭb’rə-lāt’, fī’brə-) v. fib·ril·lat·ed, fib·ril·lat·ing, fib·ril·lates adj. Being fibrillated.

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    [fahy-bruh-leyt, fib-ruh-] /ˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, ˈfɪb rə-/ verb (used with object), fibrillated, fibrillating. 1. to cause to undergo . verb (used without object), fibrillated, fibrillating. 2. to undergo . v. c.1840, from fibrilla (see fibril) + -ate (2). Related: Fibrillated; fibrillating. fibrillated adj. Composed of fibrils. fibrillate fib·ril·late (fĭb’rə-lāt’, fī’brə-) v. fib·ril·lat·ed, fib·ril·lat·ing, fib·ril·lates adj. Being […]

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