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maximum velocity in Medicine

maximum velocity n.

  1. The maximum rate of an enzymatic reaction that can be achieved by progressively increasing the substrate concentration.

  2. The maximum initial rate of shortening of a myocardial fiber that can be obtained under zero load. Used to evaluate the contractility of the fiber.

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