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Smooth muscle: a muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)
Source: WordNet 2.1
Smooth muscle : nonstriated involuntary muscle; one of the muscles of the internal organs, blood vessels, hair follicles, etc; contractile elements are elongated, usually spindle-shaped cells with centrally located nuclei.
Smooth muscle : Unstriated and unstriped muscle, one of the muscles of the internal organs, blood vessels, hair follicles, etc. Contractile elements are elongated, usually spindle-shaped cells with centrally located nuclei. Smooth muscle fibers are bound together into sheets or bundles by reticular fibers and frequently elastic nets are also abundant. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
Smooth muscle: Smooth muscle consists of muscular tissue, which has the ability to stretch and contract. Smooth muscle is under involuntary muscle control through the autonomic nervous system, nearby cells or hormones. The contractility of hollow organs, including blood vessels, is due to the action of smooth muscle is located within the arteries, veins, male reproductive tract, female reproductive tract, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, ciliary muscle, eye, bladder and uterus.
Conditions that afflict the smooth muscle include smooth muscle condition, cancer, infection, asthma, trauma and atherosclerosis.
Smooth muscle: Muscle that performs automatic tasks, such as constricting blood vessels. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: NHLBI)
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Organ types: Muscle (60)
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