Definition of skeletal muscle in English:

skeletal muscle


  • 1A muscle that is connected to the skeleton to form part of the mechanical system that moves the limbs and other parts of the body.

    • ‘Thus the term skeletal muscle pump designates the action of the skeletal muscles on venous blood.’
    • ‘Because skeletal muscles become deconditioned, the same state of deconditioning in respiratory muscles can be expected.’
    • ‘Once toxo gets into the human body, and as we've said, it does hit 90% of individuals, causing no symptoms whatsoever in a silent way, it loves to go to the eye, to the brain, to the heart muscle and to the skeletal muscles.’
    • ‘Smooth muscles take longer to contract than skeletal muscles do, but they can stay contracted for a long time because they don't tire easily.’
    • ‘Biological clocks function in the brain as well as lung, liver, heart and skeletal muscles.’
    • ‘Your ligaments, tendons, bones and skeletal muscles are all held together by collagen, as well as the smooth muscle tissue like your blood vessels, digestive tract and organs.’
    • ‘Researchers also observed reduced growth or degeneration of the heart and skeletal muscles in mutant mice.’
    • ‘Caffeine is also a powerful central nervous system stimulant, acting particularly on the brain and skeletal muscles.’
    • ‘The complementary question to be asked is why muscle modulation seems so unimportant in skeletal muscles of vertebrates.’
    • ‘All these abnormalities in skeletal muscles, including respiratory muscles, contribute to the symptoms of fatigue, lethargy, and exercise intolerance that occur in chronic heart failure.’
    • ‘The increase in body temperature during malignant hyperthermia results from an enormous increase in metabolic heat produced by internal and skeletal muscles.’
    • ‘The diseases can damage the brain, heart, liver, kidney and skeletal muscles and confine sufferers to a wheelchair.’
    • ‘The reduced aerobic capacity that is common in patients who have heart failure is attributable to inadequate blood flow to skeletal muscles secondary to impaired cardiac output.’
    • ‘Reactive oxygen species are produced inside skeletal muscles under normal and pathological conditions.’
    • ‘Muscular dystrophy is characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles.’
    • ‘The inducible nitric oxide synthase has also been localized in normal skeletal muscles.’
    • ‘In order to effect locomotion, the human body is invested with an ingeniously designed array of contractile tissues; the voluntary, or skeletal muscles.’
    • ‘When skeletal muscles contract they either move parts of the body via their attachments to bones, or produce tension to oppose stretch or even to allow controlled lengthening.’
    • ‘In contrast to normal-weight patients with COPD, underweight patients show increased apoptosis in skeletal muscles (quadriceps).’
    • ‘Boys reach physical maturity later than girls and after puberty have larger hearts, skeletal muscles, lung capacity, lower resting heart rate and are capable of longer bouts of physical exertion.’
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      another term for striated muscle