Refers to the muscles used in movement or posture. Does not include muscles of the digestive tract, or the heart muscle.
One of three forms of muscle - muscle attached to skeleton; contraction initiated via nervous action and under voluntary control; has several subclasses of fibre type. See also cardiac muscle, smooth muscle.
A type of striated muscle responsible for movement of body parts.
The type of muscle making up most of the muscles of movement attached to the skeleton; also known as striated muscle.
Muscle that clothes the skeleton of the vertebrate, is attached to bone, and is under voluntary control.
attaches to bones and causes movements of the body; also known as striated muscle or voluntary muscle.
muscles of the skeleton that are under voluntary control.
The most prevalent type of muscle in the body; usually anchored to bone to carry out voluntary movement.
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
Skeletal muscles are muscles that connect bones together.
One of the muscles that work in conjunction with the skeletal system to create motion.
A collection of striated muscle fibers connected at either or both extremities with the bony framework of the body.
Muscle that is generally attached to the skeleton and causes body parts to move; consists of muscle Þbers. Voluntary muscle cells that have a striated appearance. These muscles control skeletal movements and are normally under conscious control. PICTURE
A voluntary muscle that is attached to bones by a tendon.
Muscle tissue that is made up of long fibers, and that is connected to bone joints by ligaments. These muscles are also called Voluntary muscles, because the they respond to conscious thought unlike involuntary muscles that work whether we are conscious or unconscious.
The striated muscle whose contraction is responsible for moving the bodies of animals. Contraction of these fibers in neurogenic; that is, contraction occurs only when the fibers are excited by synaptic input from motor neurons.
See Striated Muscle.
A rather non-specific term usually applied to the striated muscle of vertebrates that is under voluntary control. The muscle fibres are syncytial and contain myofibrils, tandem arrays of sarcomeres.
Skeletal muscle is a type of striated muscle, attached to the skeleton. Skeletal muscles are used to facilitate movement, by applying force to bones and joints; via contraction. They generally contract voluntarily (via nerve stimulation), although they can contract involuntarily.