skeletal muscle

skeletal muscle
noun Date: 1877 striated muscle that is usually attached to the skeleton and is usually under voluntary control

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Skeletal muscle — One of three types of muscle tissue in the body (skeletal, smooth, cardiac) which represents the majority of the muscular tissue in the body. Skeletal muscle is the type of muscle which powers movement of the skeleton as in walking and lifting. * …   Medical dictionary

  • skeletal muscle — noun a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes • Syn: ↑striated muscle • Hypernyms: ↑muscle, ↑musculus • Hyponyms: ↑voluntary muscle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • skeletal muscle — A rather nonspecific term usually applied to the striated muscle of vertebrates that is under voluntary control. The muscle fibres are syncytial and contain myofibrils, tandem arrays of sarcomeres …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • skeletal muscle — noun another term for striated muscle …   English new terms dictionary

  • skeletal muscle — see striated muscle …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • skeletal muscle — skel′etal mus cle n. anat. voluntary muscle …   From formal English to slang

  • Skeletal-muscle pump — The skeletal muscle pump is a collection of skeletal muscles that aid the heart in the circulation of blood. It is especially important in increasing venous return to the heart, but may also play a role in arterial blood flow.Venous returnDuring… …   Wikipedia

  • Connective tissue in skeletal muscle — Each skeletal muscle consists of two kinds of tissue: connective tissue, and muscle tissue. Connective tissue of skeletal muscle contains: Layers of connective tissue Tendon, and sometimes aponeurosis The layers of connective tissue have a major… …   Wikipedia

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