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Voluntary muscle

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

Voluntary dehydration

voluntary dehydration That physiologic lag or deficit that results when sensations of thirst are not strong enough to bring... Read More

Voluntary

voluntary Accomplished in accordance with the will. Origin: L. Voluntas =... Read More

Involuntary muscle

Definition noun, plural: involuntary muscles A muscle that contracts without conscious control Supplement A muscle may... Read More

Involuntary

Involuntary 1. Not having will of the power of choice. 2. Not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as,... Read More

Spontaneous

spontaneous 1. Proceding from natural feeling, temperament, or disposition, or from a native internal proneness, readiness,... Read More

Somatic nervous system

Definition noun The part of the peripheral nervous system that consists of afferent nerves responsible in relaying motor 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

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Isotonic

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

Skeletal muscle

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

Urination

Definition noun The process of voiding urine from the body to the outside Supplement Urination is the process whereby urine... Read More

Muscular system

Definition noun An organ system comprised of skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, and cardiac muscles that are responsible for... Read More

Fauna

Fauna (Science: ecology) animal life. A living organism characterized by voluntary movement.All the animal life in a... Read More

Hem

Hem An onomatopoetic word used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc. It is often a sort of voluntary half cough, loud... Read More

Muscle tissue

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

Peripheral nervous system

Definition noun The part of the nervous system that relays between the central nervous system and the rest of the body, and... Read More

Leisure activities

Leisure activities voluntary use of free time for activities outside the daily... Read More

External urethral sphincter

Definition noun The urethral sphincter associated with the discharge of urine in both males and females, and where semen is... 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

Autonomic

Definition adjective (1) Of, relating to, associated with, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system (2) Automatic, i.e.... Read More

Degenerative disease

A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due to the deterioration of the... Read More

Human Neurology

Human Neurology deals essentially with the nervous system of humans. It also features the various theories put forward by... Read More

The biology of how the brain forgets

Our brain tends to forget things that we wish we would always remember. And yet, it cannot forget certain things we wish... 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

Autonomic nervous system

Definition noun The part of the peripheral nervous system that is associated in involuntary muscle movement Supplement The... Read More

Spontaneity

spontaneity Origin: Cf. F. Spontaneite. 1. The quality or state of being spontaneous, or acting from native feeling,... Read More

Deglutition

Definition noun (physiology) The act or process of taking (food or drink) to the mouth and then conveying it through the... Read More

Bioethics: A Systematic Approach by B. Gert et al.

 Bioethics: A Systematic Approach      ... 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

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Alloparenting-What Is It?

“Alloparenting—What Is It?” Sonja G. Rosas 13 September 2007 An Introduction To Alloparenting Every gregarious... Read More

An introduction to Homeostasis

Researched and Written by Jonjo Minns Submitted to biologyonline.com on February 25, 2009. Published in biologyonline.com... Read More

Motion

motion 1. The act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from one place or... Read More

Soul

soul 1. The spiritual, rational, and immortal part in man; that part of man which enables him to think, and which renders... Read More

Play and playthings

play and playthings spontaneous or voluntary recreational activities pursued for enjoyment and accessories or equipment used... Read More

Brute

Brute 1. Not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence or volition; as, the brute earth; the... Read More