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How long is the latent period?
Last Updated: 1st February, 2020
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Hereof, what is the latent period of muscle contraction?
Answer and Explanation: The latent period of muscle contraction refers to the very short period of time between when the muscle receives the electrical impulse from the nerve
One may also ask, what occurs in the latent period? latent period - no change in length; time during which impulse is traveling along sarcolemma & down t-tubules to sarcoplasmic reticulum, calcium is being released, and so on (in other words, muscle cannot contract instantaneously!) contraction period - tension increases (cross-bridges are swivelling)
Regarding this, how do I know if I'm in the latent phase?
The latent stage may include all, or just some, of the following: Persistent lower back or abdominal pain along with cramps and a pre-menstrual feeling. Mild contractions that start lengthening over time, so you know they're real. These prepare your cervix before it starts to dilate, ready for established labour.
What does latent stage mean?
The start of labour is called the latent phase. This is when your cervix becomes soft and thin as it prepares to open up, or dilate, to allow for your baby to be born. This begins with contractions, which may be irregular and vary in frequency, strength and length.