striated voluntary muscle


striated voluntary muscle
skeletal m.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • voluntary muscle — n muscle (as most striated muscle) under voluntary control * * * see striated muscle * * * any muscle that normally is under the control of the will, i.e., a skeletal muscle (q.v.) …   Medical dictionary

  • voluntary muscle — noun striated muscle that can be controlled voluntarily • Hypernyms: ↑skeletal muscle, ↑striated muscle * * * noun : muscle under voluntary control : striated muscle * * * Anat. muscle whose action is normally controlled by an individual s will;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • voluntary muscle — Striated muscle capable of rapid contraction and relaxation; found in arthropods and other groups of animals …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • voluntary muscle — noun Date: 1788 muscle (as most striated muscle) under voluntary control …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • voluntary muscle — Anat. muscle whose action is normally controlled by an individual s will; mainly skeletal muscle, composed of parallel bundles of striated, multinucleate fibers. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • voluntary muscle — vol′untary mus′cle n. anat. any muscle moved at will and composed of bundles of striated fibers • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • striated muscle — n muscle tissue that is marked by transverse dark and light bands, that is made up of elongated fibers, and that includes skeletal and usu. cardiac muscle of vertebrates and most muscle of arthropods compare SMOOTH MUSCLE, VOLUNTARY MUSCLE * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • muscle disease — ▪ pathology Introduction       any of the diseases and disorders that affect the human muscle system (muscle system, human). Diseases and disorders that result from direct abnormalities of the muscles are called primary muscle diseases; those… …   Universalium


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