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Descriptions of Muscle

Muscle: one of the contractile organs of the body
Source: WordNet 2.1

Muscle : contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.
Source: CRISP

Muscle : Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Muscle

Muscle: Muscles are the powerhouse of the body. Muscles consist of muscle tissue made up of specialized cells called muscle fibers. Muscle tissue has the ability to contract, resulting in the contraction and movement of muscles. The contraction of muscles can be under voluntary or involuntary control, depending on their location and function. There are three types of muscles: skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle and smooth muscle.

Conditions that can afflict muscles include trauma, cancer, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, paralysis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations, contusions, myocarditis, myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmia.

Closely Related Organs: Muscle

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Muscle:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Muscle

The following conditions are related to the organ: Muscle:

Sub Parts: Muscle

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Muscle:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Muscle

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Muscle:

Condition count: 59 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, intercostal muscles, diaphragm (2)

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Muscle: Related Topics

Diseases List for Muscle:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Muscle' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:
















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