involuntary muscle

involuntary muscle
noun Date: 1840 muscle governing reflex functions and not under direct voluntary control; especially smooth muscle

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  • Involuntary muscle — Involuntary muscles are smooth, uni nucleated, non branching muscles that are not directly controllable at will. These muscles are not as free as the voluntary muscles such as those in the arms, legs, fingers, toes etc.Cardiac muscle: a type of… …   Wikipedia

  • involuntary muscle — n muscle governing reflex functions and not under direct voluntary control esp SMOOTH MUSCLE * * * muscle that is not under conscious control, such as the muscle of the gut, stomach, blood vessels, and heart. See also cardiac muscle, smooth… …   Medical dictionary

  • involuntary muscle — noun a muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart) • Syn: ↑smooth muscle • Hypernyms: ↑muscle, ↑musculus • Hyponyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • involuntary muscle — noun Muscle that is not controlled by individual volition; cardiac muscle and smooth muscle …   Wiktionary

  • involuntary muscle — smooth muscle …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Мышца Непроизвольная (Involuntary Muscle) — мышца, сокращения которой не могут происходить осознанно (к этим мышцам относятся мышцы кишечника, желудка, кровеносных сосудов и сердца). См. также Мышца сердечная, Мышца гладкая. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • striated involuntary muscle — cardiac m …   Medical dictionary

  • Involuntary — In*vol un*ta*ry, a. [L. involuntarius. See {In } not, and {Voluntary}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not having will or the power of choice. [1913 Webster] 2. Not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as, the involuntary movements of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muscle — For other uses of Muscle , see Muscle (disambiguation). A top down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin …   Wikipedia

  • muscle — Synonyms and related words: adductor, arm, beef, beefiness, biceps, brawn, brawniness, buccinator, effort, elasticity, elbow grease, endeavor, energy, exert strength, exertion, force, gemellus, gluteus maximus, hard pull, heftiness, huskiness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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