name: striated muscle contraction
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def: "A process in which force is generated within striated muscle tissue, resulting in the shortening of the muscle. 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. Striated muscle is a type of muscle in which the repeating units (sarcomeres) of the contractile myofibrils are arranged in registry throughout the cell, resulting in transverse or oblique striations observable at the level of the light microscope." [GOC:jl, GOC:mtg_muscle, ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "sarcomeric muscle contraction" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0006936 ! muscle contraction
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