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muscular system in Medicine

muscular system n.
All the muscles of the body collectively, especially the voluntary skeletal muscles.

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The system in the body composed of muscle cells and tissues that brings about movement of an organ or body part. There are three kinds of muscle: skeletal muscle, which is attached to bones and allows the voluntary movement of limbs; smooth muscle, which is found in internal organs and aids in the involuntary movements that occur in the circulatory, digestive, excretory, reproductive, and respiratory systems; and cardiac muscle, which forms the powerful walls of the heart. (See illustrations, previous two pages.)

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