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skeletal muscle

skeletal muscle in Medicine

skeletal muscle n.
A muscle that is connected at either or both extremities with a bone and consists of elongated, multinucleated, transversely striated, skeletal muscle fibers, together with connective tissues, blood vessels, and nerves.

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  • In skeletal muscle the shortening may be very rapid; the muscle can contract and relax again more quickly than the eye can follow.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin

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