Spanish translation: "creep" o "deformación a tensión constante"
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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Medical - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / collagen fibers
English term or phrase:creep
The component collagen fiber of the conective tissue mechanically functions by its curled strcuture. In its passive phase it has a curvature that its equal to its function. Upon elongation, it uncurls and when the insertion upon adjacent bones shortens, the collagen fiber curls further.
Physiologic elongation (uncurling) from external stress on this viscoelastic tissue is called "creep", which is defined as "a deformation that is gradual and under a constant load".