Muscle cross-sectional area


Muscle cross-sectional area

Muscle cross-sectional area or Muscle CSA is the area of the cross section of a muscle perpendicular to its longitudinal dimension generally at it largest point. It is used to describe muscle contraction properties.[1]

References



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

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

  • muscle — muscleless, adj. muscly, adj. /mus euhl/, n., v., muscled, muscling, adj. n. 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a… …   Universalium

  • Skeletal striated muscle — A top down view of skeletal muscle Latin textus muscularis striatus skeletalis Code TH …   Wikipedia

  • Electro Muscle Stimulation — Electro Muscle Stimulation, Electro Myostimulation or EMS for short, is a technique to elicit muscle contraction by delivering electric impulses to the muscles. The electric impulses are generated by an electric device and delivered through… …   Wikipedia

  • Electrical muscle stimulation — (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. EMS has received increasing attention in the last few years, because it has the potential …   Wikipedia

  • Skeletal muscle — is a type of striated muscle, which usually attaches to tendons. Skeletal muscles are used to create movement, by applying force to bones and joints; via contraction. They generally contract voluntarily (via somatic nerve stimulation), although… …   Wikipedia

  • Mechanostat — The Mechanostat is a model describing bone growth and bone loss. It was promoted by Harold Frost and described extensively in the Utah Paradigm of Skeletal Physiology [1][2][3][4][5] in the 1960’s. The Mechanostat is a refinement of Wolff s law …   Wikipedia

  • Mechanostat — Mit Mechanostat bezeichnet man ein Modell, welches das Knochenwachstum und den Knochenabbau (Modeling und Remodeling) beschreibt. Es wurde von Harold Frost im Utah Paradigm of Skeletal Physiology [1][2][3][4][5] 1960 aufgestellt und stellt eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Macrophage — A macrophage of a mouse stretching its arms (pseudopodia) to engulf two particles, possibly pathogens. Trypan Blue Exclusion. Latin macrophagocytus …   Wikipedia

  • Muskelaufbau — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt bedarf einer Überarbeitung. Näheres ist auf der Diskussionsseite angegeben. Hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und entferne anschließend diese Markierung. Muskelaufbau bezeichnet eine Vergrößerung der Muskulatur, die durch …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.