Definition of Skeletal muscle
1. 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.
Generic synonyms: Muscle, Musculus
Terms within: Head, Striated Muscle Cell, Striated Muscle Fiber
Specialized synonyms: Voluntary Muscle, Abductor, Abductor Muscle, Adductor, Adductor Muscle, Anconeous Muscle, Musculus Anconeus, Articular Muscle, Extensor, Extensor Muscle, Flexor, Flexor Muscle, Deltoid, Deltoid Muscle, Musculus Deltoideus, Serratus, Serratus Muscles, Musculus Pectoralis, Pecs, Pectoral, Pectoral Muscle, Pectoralis, Intercostal, Intercostal Muscle, Musculus Intercostalis, Depressor, Depressor Muscle, Ab, Abdominal, Abdominal Muscle, Lat, Latissimus Dorsi, Glute, Gluteal Muscle, Gluteus, Gluteus Muscle, Musculus Sphincter Ani Externus, Calf, Sura, Gastrocnemius, Gastrocnemius Muscle, Psoas, Rhomboid, Rhomboid Muscle, Soleus, Soleus Muscle, Splenius, Splenius Muscle, Peroneus, Pterygoid Muscle, Biceps, Triceps, Axial Muscle, Musculus Sartorius, Sartorius, Sartorius Muscle, Musculus Scalenus, Scalene Muscle, Scalenus, Musculus Sternocleidomastoideus, Sternocleido Mastoideus, Sternocleidomastoid, Sternocleidomastoid Muscle, Teres, Teres Muscle, Musculus Tibialis, Tibialis, Tibialis Muscle, Cowl Muscle, Musculus Trapezius, Trapezius, Trapezius Muscle, Facial Muscle, Musculus Temporalis, Temporal Muscle, Temporalis, Temporalis Muscle
Definition of Skeletal muscle
1. Noun. (muscle) The voluntary muscle of vertebrates, which is striated and anchored by tendons to bone and is used to effect skeletal movement such as locomotion. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Skeletal muscle
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Literary usage of Skeletal muscle
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1. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"TONUS IN skeletal muscle The tonic state into which certain skeletal muscles, most markedly the extensors of the limbs, fall after separation of the centres ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Similarly, ss:.ha single stimulus elicits from a skeletal muscle a single "beat," or, as it is termed, a " twitch." In the heart muscle during a brief ..."
3. Human Physiology: A Text-book for High Schools and Colleges by Percy Goldthwait Stiles (1916)
"skeletal muscle has been said not to be automatic. All its movements in life are caused ... The segment is from a fiber of skeletal muscle near its middle. ..."
4. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"... pronounced paralysis of the central nervous system and of the skeletal muscle-nerve endings. Poisoning is treated by tannin, evacuation and stimulants. ..."