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Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Involuntary muscle

A muscle act typically either under the control of the will or without conscious control. Muscles that can be controlled at... Read More

Muscle

Definition ''noun, plural: muscles' An organ made up of muscle tissues, or the tissue itself, enabling contraction or... Read More

Cardiac muscle

Definition noun, plural: cardiac muscles (1) The heart muscle of the vertebrates (2) myocardium Supplement The muscles of... Read More

Muscle tissue

Definition noun, plural: muscle tissues An animal tissue capable of contracting, and therefore enables movement or tension... Read More

Muscle cell

Definition noun, plural: muscle cells Any of the long, tubular mature contractile cells that make up the muscle... Read More

Skeletal muscle

Definition noun, plural: skeletal muscles A voluntary, striated (vertebrate) muscle that is associated with the skeleton,... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Voluntary muscle

Definition noun, plural: voluntary muscles A muscle that can be controlled voluntarily Supplement Some of the muscles of the... Read More

Agonist muscle

Definition noun A muscle that contracts while another muscle relaxes Supplement Muscles may be classified according to the... Read More

Fixator muscle

Definition noun, plural: fixator muscles (anatomy) A muscle that serves as a stabilizer of one part of the body during... Read More

Muscles of the Apes – a thwack on human muscle evolution

Summary: A recent finding suggests that apes do have the muscles for bipedalism, vocal communication, and facial... Read More

Striated muscle

Definition noun, plural: striated muscles A muscle that is made up of long fibers characterized by transverse or oblique... Read More

Fusiform muscle

Definition noun A muscle that has a shape of spindle, which is being wider in the middle and narrowing towards both... Read More

Unstriated muscle

unstriated muscle --> smooth muscle (Science: anatomy, pathology, physiology) muscle tissue in vertebrates made up from... Read More

Extrinsic muscles

Definition noun A group of muscles lying superficially on a structure, in contrast to intrinsic muscles, which are located... Read More

Muscle spindle

Definition noun The neuromuscular spindle is a fusiform mechanoreceptor (specifically a stretch receptor) within the... Read More

Muscle tonus

Definition noun (1) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow of nerve... Read More

Pennate muscle

Definition noun A flat muscle with fascicles arranged obliquely to the central tendon. Supplement Pennate muscles can... Read More

Multipennate muscle

Definition noun A type of pennate muscle wherein the diagonal muscle fibers are in multiple rows with the central tendon... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Penniform muscle

Definition noun A flat muscle with fascicles arranged obliquely to the central tendon. Supplement Penniform muscles,... Read More

Unipennate muscle

Definition noun A type of pennate muscle wherein the muscle fibers or fascicles are all in one side of the... Read More

Muscle tone

Definition noun (1) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow of nerve... Read More

Bipennate muscle

Definition noun A type of pennate muscle wherein the muscle fibers or fascicles are in opposite sides of the central... Read More

Muscle fatigue

Definition noun (physiology) A condition of the muscle in which its capacity to produce maximum voluntary action, or to... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Oblique muscle

oblique muscle of auricle --> oblique auricular muscle (Science: anatomy) A thin band of oblique muscular fibres... Read More

Intrinsic muscles

Definition noun A group of muscles located within or situated deeper in a structure, in contrast to extrinsic muscles... Read More

Hyoglossus muscle

Hyoglossus muscle (Science: anatomy, muscle) a flat muscle on either side of the tongue, connecting it with the hyoid... Read More

Isotonic

Isotonic Definition What does isotonic mean? The term "isotonic" is used in physiology, anatomy, and physical chemistry.... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Digastric muscle

Digastric muscle (Science: anatomy) One of the suprahyoid group of muscles consisting of two bellies united by a central... Read More

Muscle relaxation

muscle relaxation That phase of a muscle twitch during which a muscle returns to a resting... Read More

Muscle contraction

muscle contraction A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs... Read More

Adductor muscle

Adductor muscle (Science: anatomy) Any muscle that pulls inward toward the midline of the body. For example, the adductor... Read More

Temporoparietalis muscle

temporoparietalis muscle (Science: anatomy) The part of epicranius muscle that arises from the lateral part of the... Read More

Muscle plasma

muscle plasma An alkaline fluid in muscle that is spontaneously coagulable, separating into myosin and muscle... Read More