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Descriptor English: Excitation Contraction Coupling
Descriptor Spanish: Acoplamiento Excitación-Contracción
Descriptor Portuguese: Acoplamento Excitação-Contração
Descriptor French: Couplage excitation-contraction
Entry term(s): Contraction Coupling, Excitation
Contraction Couplings, Excitation
Coupling, Excitation Contraction
Couplings, Excitation Contraction
Excitation Contraction Couplings
Tree number(s): G02.111.820.800.100.500
G04.835.199
G11.427.494.235
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056966
Scope note: A process fundamental to muscle physiology whereby an electrical stimulus or action potential triggers a myocyte to depolarize and contract. This mechanical muscle contraction response is regulated by entry of calcium ions into the cell.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Calcium Signaling (2001-2009)
Muscle Contraction (1969-2009)
Myocardial Contraction (1975-2009)
Public MeSH Note: 2010
History Note: 2010
DeCS ID: 53753
Unique ID: D056966
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Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Excitation Contraction Coupling - Preferred
Concept UI M0533631
Scope note A process fundamental to muscle physiology whereby an electrical stimulus or action potential triggers a myocyte to depolarize and contract. This mechanical muscle contraction response is regulated by entry of calcium ions into the cell.
Preferred term Excitation Contraction Coupling
Entry term(s) Contraction Coupling, Excitation
Contraction Couplings, Excitation
Coupling, Excitation Contraction
Couplings, Excitation Contraction
Excitation Contraction Couplings



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