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1 A brief contraction of muscle in response to a stimulus.

2 The response of a motor unit to a single brief threshold stimulus, A twitch has three phases; a latent period; a period of contraction; and a period of relaxation. See also refractory period.

twitch

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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