fast-twitch
adjective Date: 1970 of, relating to, or being muscle fiber that contracts quickly especially during brief high-intensity physical activity requiring strength — compare slow-twitch

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  • fast-twitch — /fast twich , fahst /, adj. Physiol. of or pertaining to muscle fiber that contracts relatively rapidly, utilized esp. in actions requiring maximum effort of short duration, as sprinting (distinguished from slow twitch). Also, fasttwitch. * * * …   Universalium

  • fast-twitch — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or being muscle fiber that contracts quickly especially during brief high intensity physical activity requiring strength compare slow twitch herein * * * /fast twich , fahst /, adj. Physiol. of or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fast twitch — see muscle fibers, under fiber …   Medical dictionary

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  • muscle fibers fast twitch — paler colored muscle fibers of larger diameter than slow twitch fibers, and having less sarcoplasm and more prominent cross striping; used for forceful and rapid contractions over short periods of time …   Medical dictionary

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  • twitch muscle fibre — noun a muscle fibre involved in movement, either in low intensity movement and posture requiring strength of contraction (slow twitch muscle fibre) or in high intensity movement, such as sprinting and heavy lifting requiring speed of contraction… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Twitch City — Seriendaten Deutscher Titel nie ausgestrahlt Originaltitel Twitch City …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • twitch — a fast but not violent movement of a rod tip when angling to tighten a slack line and/or move a lure erratically …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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