muscle fibers

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • muscle fibers intermediate — muscle fibers having characteristics intermediate between red and white muscle fibers …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle fibers fast twitch — paler colored muscle fibers of larger diameter than slow twitch fibers, and having less sarcoplasm and more prominent cross striping; used for forceful and rapid contractions over short periods of time …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle fibers slow twitch — small dark muscle fibers rich in mitochondria, myoglobin, and sarcoplasm and with only faint cross striping; designed for slow but repetitive contractions over long periods of time …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle fibers red — slow twitch muscle f s …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle fibers type I — slow twitch muscle f s …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle fibers type II — fast twitch muscle f s …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle fibers white — fast twitch muscle f s …   Medical dictionary

  • duplicature muscle fibers — (BRYOZOA) Muscle fibers that widen the anterior end of the tentacle sheath, through which the lophophore passes during protrusion and serves as fixator ligaments for protruded polypide …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Muscle spindle — Latin fusus neuromuscularis Code TH H3.11.06.0.00018 Muscle spindles are sensory receptors within the belly of a muscle, which primarily detect changes in the length of this muscle. They convey length information to the central nervous system via …   Wikipedia

  • muscle spindle — n a sensory end organ in a muscle that is sensitive to stretch in the muscle, consists of small striated muscle fibers richly supplied with nerve fibers, and is enclosed in a connective tissue sheath called also stretch receptor * * * a… …   Medical dictionary

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