Contractile tissue containing actin and myosin organized into polymeric chains called microfilaments. In vertebrates, the tissues are either cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, or striated (skeletal) muscle.
3 main types of muscle (smooth, cardiac and skeletal) all derived from mesoderm but different regions. (More? Musculoskeletal Notes)
tissue composed primarily of contractile cells that effects movement in the body.
An organ composed of skeletal muscle tissue and its associated connective tissue that functions mainly in the production of movement of the skeleton.
A tissue made up of fibers that can contract and relax to effect body movement. It is the most metabolically active tissue in the body.
Muscle is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called "skeletal muscle." Heart muscle is called "cardiac muscle." Muscle that is in the walls of arteries and bowel is called "smooth muscle."
A tissues specialized for contraction to produce voluntary or involuntary movements of parts of the body.
Structures that create movement in an organism by contracting under a stimulus from a neuron. There are three types of muscle: skeletal, which is responsible for voluntary movement; smooth, which is responsible for involuntary movement; and cardiac, which makes up the heart.
Tissue made up of bundles of long, slender cells that contract when stimulated.
A tissue consisting of elongated fibers which contract on stimulation and produce bodily motion.
A contractile organ composed of muscle tissue, blood vessels, nerves, connective tissues, and lymphatic vessels.
organ that relaxes and contracts to allow movement of bones and body parts.
one of the contractile organs of the body
animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
a bundle of many cells called fibers
a number of these fascicula made into a bundle, and covered with a sheath called afascia (Fig
a tissue composed of bundles of specialized cells that,
a tissue that performs different functions which cause some sort of movement to take place
a type of bodily tissue that lies deep underneath the surface of the skin
A tissue composed of fibers capable of contracting and relaxing to effect bodily movement.
A soft tissue which contracts when stimulated by its nerve supply, producing movement across a joint.
An organ composed of muscle tissue. Muscle tissue is characterized by its ability to contract hence producing movement. Muscle is divided into two main groups: striated and smooth. Striated muscle is capable of voluntary contraction; all involuntary muscles except the heart are termed smooth muscle.
tissue that can contract and relax to move parts of the body
n. A tissue composed of contractile cells that contain proteins -- actin and myosin -- and is capable of exerting forces by shortening and causing movement among animals.
Specialised tissue with contractile properties that is responsible for movement and locomotion.
Contractile tissue that allows body parts to move. top of glossary
Body tissue made up of bundles of cells or fibers that move body parts by lengthening and shortening.
Body tissue which contracts to produce movement or force.
Tissue that can contract, producing movement or force. There are three types of muscle: striated muscle, attached to bones; smooth muscle, found in such tissues as the stomach and blood vessels; and cardiac muscle, which forms the walls of the heart. For striated muscle to function at its ideal level, the joint and surrounding structures must be in good condition.
A structure composed of bundles of specialized cells that, when stimulated by nerve impulses, contract and produce movement.
An organ that produces movement by contractions. There are two major kinds of muscles: voluntary (striated) and involuntary (non-striated). Striated muscles are under voluntary control and include most of the muscles of the body.
body tissue consisting of long cells that contract when stimulated
Tissue that can contract, producing movement. (TG, SS)
these structures vary in shape and size, but always consist of masses of special contractile cells which are under nervous control. It is usual to describe a muscle as possessing an origin and insertion, in the sense that when the muscle contracts, the insertion moves toward the origin. It is probably more useful to regard a muscle as possessing attachments which are approximated when the whole muscle contracts. The original of a muscle is sometimes called the head and the contractile part the belly. ganglion. This ganglion contains the cells bodies of the sensory nerve fibers. The ventral root consists of motor (efferent) nerve fibers. The nerve trunk formed by the mergence of the two roots splits immediately into a dorsal ramus and a ventral ramus. The dorsal ramus supplies the deeper muscles of the back the their overlying skin. The ventral ramus supplies muscles and skin on the lateral and ventral aspects of the body. The nerve supply of the limbs is derived entirely from the ventral rami of the spinal nerves.
Tissue consisting of fibers organized into bands or bundles that contract to cause bodily movement. Muscle fibers run in the same direction as the action they perform.
cells that can be contracted and expanded, bundle of cells that protect the internal organs.
strong, elastic tissues that pull on bones to make body parts move. Navicular fracture
Bundle of contractile cells which allow animals to move. Muscles must act against a skeleton to effect movement.
Muscle is a tissue composed of of bundles of cells that have the ability to contract and relax to create movement. These cells create mechanical energy from chemical reactions. Muscles serve many functions. They produce movements of the body. They are used to maintain position of the body against gravity. They also can be used to alter pressures or tensions of structures within the body as well as protect the body. The three types or classifications of muscle are striated (skeletal), smooth and cardiac. Striated muscles attach to the skeleton. Smooth muscle is the type such as found in the stomach and blood vessels. Cardiac muscle forms the walls of the heart.
A type of tissue composed of contractile cells or fibers that effects movement of an organ or part of the body. The outstanding characteristics of muscular tissue is its ability to shorten or contract.
A specialised type of tissue with the ability to contract and cause movement.
Tissues in the body that are composed of fibers that are capable of contracting and causing movement of the body (Examples of movements made by muscle are the movement of bones in the leg or arms, movement of fingers, opening and closing of the eyelids or the operation of the heart muscle). Muscle fibers are think, long and tapered cylindrical cells that are capable of converting chemical energy into movement. The fibers of muscles are arranged in a parallel lengthways pattern. Sheaths of collagen surround each individual fiber, and muscles are covered in connective tissue. Motor neurons, blood vessels and nerves intertwine the bundles of fibers that make up muscles.
Muscle (from Latin musculus "little mouse"http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/muscle Definition and origin of the word 'muscle') is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells. Its function is to produce force and cause motion, either locomotion or movement within internal organs. Much of muscle contraction occurs without conscious thought and is necessary for survival, like the contraction of the heart, or peristalsis (which pushes food through the digestive system).