Descriptor English: Myocardial Contraction
Descriptor Spanish: Contracción Miocárdica
Descriptor Portuguese: Contração Miocárdica
Descriptor French: Contraction myocardique
Entry term(s): Cardiac Inotropism
Cardiac Inotropisms
Contractilities, Heart
Contractility, Heart
Contraction, Myocardial
Contractions, Myocardial
Heart Contractilities
Heart Contractility
Inotropism, Cardiac
Inotropisms, Cardiac
Myocardial Contractions
Tree number(s): G09.330.580
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
Annotation: inotropic action of drugs = MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION /drug eff (IM) + drug with /pharmacol (IM) + STIMULATION, CHEMICAL (NIM) for positive inotropic action & DEPRESSION, CHEMICAL (NIM) for negative but note that INOTROPIC AGENTS, POSITIVE CARDIAC see CARDIOTONIC AGENTS is available; for chronotropic action see note on HEART RATE; relaxation of cardiac muscle: DIASTOLE, do not add MUSCLE RELAXATION
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Heart (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 75
History Note: 75
Related: Cardiotonic Agents MeSH
Myocardial Stunning MeSH
DeCS ID: 9392
Unique ID: D009200
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Date Established: 1975/09/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Myocardial Contraction - Preferred
Concept UI M0014335
Scope note Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
Preferred term Myocardial Contraction
Entry term(s) Contraction, Myocardial
Contractions, Myocardial
Myocardial Contractions
Inotropism, Cardiac - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0448186
Scope note The quality of affecting MYOCARDIUM contractility, positively or negatively.
Preferred term Inotropism, Cardiac
Entry term(s) Cardiac Inotropism
Cardiac Inotropisms
Inotropisms, Cardiac
Heart Contractility - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0448187
Preferred term Heart Contractility
Entry term(s) Contractilities, Heart
Contractility, Heart
Heart Contractilities

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