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The ordinary usage of the word "muscle" refers to skeletal muscle. This is the best known type of muscle that is voluntary controlled for our movement. Such muscles are attached to bones by tendons. There are almost 700 skeletal muscles in the human body. The other type of muscle in the body is involuntary muscle, which includes smooth muscle and cardiac muscle, and is controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
Skeletal muscle: 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
Source: WordNet 2.1
Skeletal muscle : Striated muscles having fibers connected at either or both extremities with the bony framework of the body. These are found in appendicular and axial muscles. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
Skeletal muscle: Skeletal muscle consists of muscular tissue made up of specialized cells called muscle fibers. Muscle tissue has the ability to contract, resulting in the contraction and movement of skeletal muscles and the bones to which they are attached by tendons. Skeletal muscle movement is generally under voluntary muscle control through the somatic nervous system.
Conditions that afflict the skeletal muscle include myopathy, atrophy, infection, trauma, paralysis, neuromuscular diseases, lacerations and contusions.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Skeletal muscle:
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Organ types: Muscle (60)
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