slow-twitch
adjective Date: 1971 of, relating to, or being muscle fiber that contracts slowly especially during sustained physical activity requiring endurance — compare fast-twitch

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  • slow-twitch — slō .twich adj of, relating to, or being muscle fiber that contracts slowly esp. during sustained physical activity requiring endurance compare FAST TWITCH …   Medical dictionary

  • slow-twitch — ¦ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or being muscle fiber that contracts slowly especially during sustained physical activity requiring endurance compare fast twitch herein * * * /sloh twich /, adj. Physiol. of or pertaining to muscle fiber… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slow-twitch — /sloh twich /, adj. Physiol. of or pertaining to muscle fiber that contracts relatively slowly and is resistant to fatigue (distinguished from fast twitch). [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • slow twitch — see muscle fibers, under fiber …   Medical dictionary

  • slow-twitch muscles — lėtieji raumenys statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Griaučių raumenys, kuriuose vyrauja labai atsparios nuovargiui, lėtai susitraukiančios raumeninės skaidulos. atitikmenys: angl. slow twitch muscles vok. glatte Muskeln rus.… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 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

  • twitch muscle — Striated muscle innervated by a single motoneuron and having an electrically excitable membrane that exhibits an all or none response (cf. tonic muscle) : in mammals almost all skeletal muscles are twitch muscles. Physiologists often divide… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • twitch muscle fibre — noun a muscle fibre involved in movement, either in low intensity movement and posture requiring strength of contraction (slow twitch muscle fibre) or in high intensity movement, such as sprinting and heavy lifting requiring speed of contraction… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fast-twitch — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or being muscle fiber that contracts quickly especially during brief high intensity physical activity requiring strength compare slow twitch herein * * * /fast twich , fahst /, adj. Physiol. of or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fast-twitch — fas(t) .twich adj of, relating to, or being muscle fiber that contracts quickly esp. during brief high intensity physical activity requiring strength compare SLOW TWITCH …   Medical dictionary

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