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Skeletal system

What is the Skeletal System? How to define a skeleton? The skeletal system is the main framework that gives your body its... Read More

Muscular system

Muscular System Definition What is the muscular system? The muscular system is a system that includes muscle cells and... Read More

Skeletal muscle

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

Buck’s traction

Buck's Traction Definition Buck's traction for femur fracture is very helpful. It can be utilized in the treatment 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

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

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

Cardiac muscle

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

Chondroblast

There are two forms of cells in cartilage: chondroblasts and chondrocytes. The chondroblasts are cells that secrete the... Read More

Coordination

Coordination Definition When a person hears the word coordination, they think of order, organization, or even managing... Read More

Muscle cell

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

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Circulation

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

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More

Sarcoplasmic reticulum

Definition noun plural: sarcoplasmic reticula (cell biology) The special type of smooth endoplasmic reticulum found in... Read More

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Definition Smooth endoplasmic reticulum (sER) is (a part of) endoplasmic reticulum that is... Read More

Glycogen

Definition noun plural: glycogens gly·co·gen, glī′kə-jən A multi-branched polymer of glucose, mainly produced in... Read More

Skeleton

skeleton (Science: anatomy) A solid or fluid system which allows muscles to relax after contracting (in general, because... Read More

Osteocyte

Osteocyte Definition The osteocyte is a mature bone cell. Other bone cell types are osteoprogenitor cells, osteoblasts, and... Read More

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Muscle

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

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... 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

Catabolism

Catabolism Definition Catabolism is the branch of the metabolic process that breaks down complex, big molecules into... Read More

Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Eukaryotic Gene Structure In prokaryotes the DNA is located in the... 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

Integumentary system

Definition noun The organ system consisting of the skin and associated structures such as the glands, hair, nails, scales,... Read More

Osteoclast

Definition noun, plural: osteoclasts (cytology) A type of bone cell that is large, multinucleated, and associated with bone... Read More

The Hominids

Although humans in today's world are the most advanced species on the planet, we previously shared the exact same genetic... Read More

Articulatio trochoidea

Definition noun Latin for trochoid articulation, a synovial joint in which a section of a cylinder of one bone fits into a... Read More

Rotary joint

Definition noun, plural: rotary joints A synovial joint in which a section of a cylinder of one bone fits into a... Read More

Muscle spindle

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

Biological system

Biological System Definition A biological system, sometimes simply referred to as a system, is a group of entities or... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Cell differentiation

Cells are often described as the building blocks of life as they are the smallest unit used to build up organisms. Cells can... Read More

Analogous structures

Analogous Structures Definition In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are defined as biological structures having... Read More