muscle fiber


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muscle fiber

n.
A muscle cell, especially one of the cylindrical, multinucleate cells that make up skeletal muscles and are composed of numerous myofibrils that contract when stimulated.

mus′cle fi`ber


n.
one of the structural cells of a muscle.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muscle fiber - an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the bodymuscle fiber - an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body
fibre, fiber - any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
striated muscle cell, striated muscle fiber - an elongated contractile cell in striated muscle tissue
smooth muscle cell - cells of the smooth muscles
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org/content/early/2017/06/20/1619071114) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explains chimpanzees have more of the muscle fibers known as fast-twitch while humans have more slow-twitch fibers.
Muscle atrophy leads to the geometric distortion of the cell membrane and decreases the diameter of the muscle fiber, eventually resulting in a reduced muscle cross-sectional area.
To grow a muscle fiber, the team used muscle precursor cells obtained from mice, which they then differentiated into muscle cells.
Muscle fiber number is affected by prenatal conditions such as maternal nutrition, with undernourished fetuses having significantly fewer secondary muscle fibers (Ward and Stickland, 1991; Dwyer et al.
The expression of skeletal muscle fiber type-specific proteins and changes in the composition of muscle fiber depend on developmental factors, neuromuscular activity, muscle load, hormonal levels and aging (Pette and Staron, 1997).
Washington, April 3 ( ANI ): Researchers have revealed that in addition to keeping muscles fit, endurance sport also improves the neuronal connections to the muscle fibers based on a muscle-induced feedback.
A Leica TCS SP5 (Leica Microsystems, Wetzlar, Germany) confocal laser scanning microscope was used to visualize the muscle fiber structure of the samples.
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The changes seen in this muscle closely resemble those seen in an acute necrotizing myopathy, except for the distribution of the acute muscle fiber necrosis.
We have identified the localization of GLUT4 in the skeletal muscle fiber of STZ-induced diabetic rats using the immunofluorescence staining, and we have also observed that there are distinct differences in thickness of staining owing to treatments of STZ-induced diabetes and/or exercise training.