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Muscle

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

Muscle tone

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

Isotonic

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

Control of Body Movement

Motor Control Hierarchy A motor program is the pattern of neural activities required to perform a movement is created and... 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

Muscle tonus

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

Lead-pipe rigidity

Definition noun A hypokinetic disorder characterized by the inflexibility or stiffness of the limb that is maintained... Read More

Hypertonicity

Definition noun The state of being hypertonic, i.e. having a greater degree of tone or tension Supplement In biology,... Read More

Hypotonicity

Definition noun The state of being hypotonic, i.e. having lesser degree of tone or tension Supplement In biology, tonicity... Read More

Tonicity

Definition noun (1) A property of a solution that depends on the osmotic force exerted across the membrane as influenced by... Read More

Hypotonia

Definition noun (1) The condition in which the muscle tone is abnormally low, resulting in a diminished resistance of... Read More

Shapes

shape 1. Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form;... Read More

Shape

shape 1. Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form;... Read More

Hypotonic

Definition adjective (1) Having a lesser degree of tone, tension or tonicity (2) Having a lesser osmotic pressure in a fluid... Read More

Hypertonic

Definition adjective (1) Having a greater degree of tone, tension or tonicity (2) Having a greater osmotic pressure in a... Read More

Flaccid

Flaccid Definition Biology – What is Flaccid? In botany, the term flaccid refers to a cell that lacks turgidity, i.e. it... Read More

The Conscious & Unconscious Nervous System

The Central Nervous System is arguably the most important part of the body because of the way it controls the biological... Read More

Tonus

Definition noun (1) Tonicity of muscle. (2) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Triple-X syndrome

Definition noun A genetic condition in which a female has an extra X chromosome Supplement In humans, the sex chromosomes... Read More

Austin disease

Definition noun A type of lysosomal storage disease that is often caused by a deficiency in multiple sulfatase enzymes, or... Read More

Effects of Gravity on Sleep

Gravity is a natural phenomenon that affects all things particularly all living creatures from cell to human being. It has... Read More

Smooth muscle relaxant

smooth muscle relaxant An agent, such as an antispasmodic, bronchodilator, or vasodilator, that reduces the tension or tone... Read More

Tone

tone 1. The normal degree of vigour and tension, in muscle, the resistance to passive elongation or stretch, tonus. 2. A... Read More

Isotonicity

Definition noun The state of being isotonic, or having equal tension or tonicity Supplement In biology, tonicity pertains to... Read More

Cyclic guanosine monophosphate

Definition noun plural: cyclic guanosine monophosphates (biochemistry) A cyclic form of guanosine monophosphate (chemical... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Tractus vestibulospinalis

tractus vestibulospinalis --> vestibulospinal tract A somatopically organised fibre bundle originating from the lateral... Read More

Cerebellum

(Science: anatomy) part of the vertebrate hindbrain, concerned primarily with somatic motor function, the control of muscle... Read More

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... Read More