Terminology for contractions of muscles during shortening, while isometric, and during lengthening.

  title={Terminology for contractions of muscles during shortening, while isometric, and during lengthening.},
  author={John Alfred Faulkner},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={95 2},
  • J. Faulkner
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Biology
  • Journal of applied physiology
Communication among scientists must be clear and concise to avoid ambiguity and misinterpretations. The selection of words must be based on accepted definitions. The fields of biomechanics, muscle physiology, and exercise science have had a particularly difficult time with terminology, arising from the complexity of muscle contractions and by the use of inappropriate terminology by scientists. The dictionary definition of the verb "contract," specifically for the case of muscle, is "to undergo… 

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