involuntary muscle


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involuntary muscle

n.
Muscle that is not controlled by individual volition, including smooth muscle and cardiac muscle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.involuntary 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)involuntary 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)
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
myometrium - the smooth muscle forming the wall of the uterus
musculus sphincter ani internus - an internal ring of smooth muscle formed by circular fibers of the rectum
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Nitrogen wastes that accumulate in the bodies of dialysis patients may impair this part of the brain, causing interruptions in breathing and involuntary muscle movements, he speculates.
The Company's contribution will provide up to four one-year fellowship grants, at $75,000 each, to address current challenges for physicians in the evaluation and treatment of dystonia - a neurological movement disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms.
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The symptoms of OMS include rapid, involuntary eye movements, involuntary muscle twitches, impaired speech, lethargy and irritability.
Neuronal death is key to the development of Huntington's symptoms-including erratic behavior, memory loss and involuntary muscle movement.
Symptoms of the movement disorder include involuntary muscle tremors and an inability to move.
She was readmitted into hospital in November 2001 and it was then she was diagnosed with dystonia, a J neurological disorder involving involuntary muscle spasm leading to abnormal movements and postures.
Dystonia is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, which force certain parts of the body into sudden and sometimes permanent abnormal movements or postures.
Botox is successfully used to treat conditions such as spasm of the neck, cross eyes and cervical dystonia, a condition that causes involuntary muscle spasms or contractions.
Tempell says the results also suggest that writer's cramp is a form of focal dystonia, a brain disorder characterized by involuntary muscle spasms.
Symptoms of PKAN vary greatly but may include dystonia, muscular rigidity, and sudden involuntary muscle spasms.
Dystonia is a debilitating neurological movement disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions and twisting and repetitive movements.

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