The maximum sustained contraction of a muscle is what type of contraction?

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Jul 10, 2017

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Tetanus or tetanic contraction.

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A tetanic contraction (also called a physiologic tetanic contraction to avoid confusion with the disease) occurs when the motor nerve connected to a skeletal muscle emits signals for contraction at a high rate.

This high frequency stimulation prevents the relaxation of the muscle between signals and results in a sustained contraction of the muscle to a maximum extent.

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