voluntary muscle

voluntary muscle
voluntary muscle n muscle (as most striated muscle) under voluntary control

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any muscle that normally is under the control of the will, i.e., a skeletal muscle (q.v.).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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 — 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 — noun Muscle that is normally controlled by individual volition; skeletal muscle …   Wiktionary

  • voluntary muscle — Synonyms and related words: adductor, beef, beefiness, biceps, brawn, brawniness, buccinator, elasticity, gemellus, gluteus maximus, heftiness, huskiness, infraspinatus, intercostal, involuntary muscle, latissimus dorsi, levator, masseter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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

  • 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

  • Мышца Произвольная (Voluntary Muscle) — см. Мышца поперечнополосатая, Мышца исчерченная. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • striated voluntary muscle — skeletal m …   Medical dictionary

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