Queried GO terms:

  idGO:0006939   Detailed information
  namesmooth muscle contraction
  def"A process in which force is generated within smooth muscle tissue, resulting in a change in muscle geometry. Force generation involves a chemo-mechanical energy conversion step that is carried out by the actin/myosin complex activity, which generates force through ATP hydrolysis. Smooth muscle differs from striated muscle in the much higher actin/myosin ratio, the absence of conspicuous sarcomeres and the ability to contract to a much smaller fraction of its resting length." [GOC:ef, GOC:jl, GOC:mtg_muscle, ISBN:0198506732 "Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology"]
  synonym"visceral muscle contraction" EXACT []
  is_aGO:0006936 ! muscle contraction

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