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Twitch

twitch

1. The act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve.

2. A short, spastic contraction of the fibres or muscles; a simple muscular contraction; as, convulsive twitches; a twitch in the side.

3. (Science: veterinary) A stick with a hole in one end through which passes a loop, which can be drawn tightly over the upper lip or an ear of a horse. By twisting the stick the compression is made sufficiently painful to keep the animal quiet during a slight surgical operation.


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Re: Body's electrical current

... record it because I have an unnatural high flow of electricity in my body that sometimes interferes with my heart and my body and makes me twitch. I do not know anyone else who had such a dangerous level within their body, however, I can give you many answers since my doctor's were forced ...

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by Fledgling
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:31 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body's electrical current
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... with her mouthful somehow relaxed me so much that it would cause me to feel sleepy LOL Also, if someone whispers in my ear it makes me tingle and twitch and I can't barely stand it lol This isn't REALLY the same thing, but i've also slept with a fan since I was little. Not just to cool off but ...

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by alycat32
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:04 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Re: genetic diseases of dogs

... done. The dog will come apart. It will show genetic diseases. Its hips won't fit together right. The joints will show weaknesses, and the dog will twitch and bleed and each generation will become increasingly miserable."

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by pokernina
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genetic diseases of dogs
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Accuracy of Article Regarding Muscles

I've been looking around the net for some information regarding the differences between slow-twitch and fast-twitch fibres in regards to some work that I need to do for my class. I've found this article, but having read very little around the topic before I am unsure ...

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by Jozyyn
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Accuracy of Article Regarding Muscles
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Re: Muscle Contraction: Strength

A muscle contraction (also known as a muscle twitch or simply twitch) occurs when a muscle fiber generates tension through the action of actin and myosin cross-bridge cycling. While under tension, the muscle may lengthen, shorten or remain the ...

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by loyolite11
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:16 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Muscle Contraction: Strength
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