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Twitch muscle

twitch muscle (Science: physiology) striated muscle innervated by a single motoneuron and having an electrically excitable... Read More

Twitch

twitch 1. The act of twitching; a pull with a jerk; a short, sudden, quick pull; as, a twitch by the sleeve. 2. A short,... Read More

Skeletal muscle

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

Muscle

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

Muscle

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

Pluck

pluck 1. To pull; to draw. Its own nature . . . Plucks on its own dissolution. (Je. Taylor) 2. Especially, to pull with... 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

Muscle relaxation

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

Muscle tissue

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

Hallucination – Are we the only ones “seeing” things or animals hallucinate, too?

Hallucination is defined as perceiving something that seems real but in fact, it is not. Some references take it as a... Read More