muscle fibre


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to muscle fibre: muscle fibre types, Muscle protein

muscle fibre

n
(Biology) any of the numerous elongated contractile cells that make up striated muscle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muscle fibre - an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the bodymuscle fibre - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Focus on cardio training that will recruit as much muscle fibre as possible.
They're a type of muscle fibre in your legs that mean you can put on sudden bursts of speed.
Mammalian skeletal muscles are composed of neuromuscular compartments (NMCs) defined by the distribution of primary nerve branches that may alter the muscle fibre characteristics and the metabolic profile (Roy et al.
But when they used ultrasound to measure the muscle fibre length in the women's calf muscles, they saw that the high heel wearers' muscle fibres were 13 per cent shorter than those of the flat shoe users, according to study results published in the Journal of Experimental Biology on Thursday.
Thus, the purpose of the present study was to describe the muscle fibre type composition, body composition and strength/power performance in well-trained hammer throwers.
Light microscopic images of raw and boiled shrimp, focusing mianly on the transverse inner part of the shrimp meat, indicating muscle fibre, endomysium and perimysium, are shown in Fig.
The MLC statement reporting the findings notes "these cattle were slaughtered at higher fat levels so the results are not directly comparable" -- but breed enthusiasts would say the fat level is irrelevant if muscle fibre is the factor being evaluated.
The thirteen titles carry fully descriptive titles; Composition and structure; Muscle cell differentiation and growth; Proteins of thick filament; Proteins of the thin filament - actin, tropomyosin and troponin; Cytoskeletal and other proteins of the myofibrils; Sacroplasmic reticulum; Contraction and rigor mortis; Skeletal muscle growth and protein metabolism; Skeletal muscle fibre types; Cardiac and smooth muscle; Sacroplasmic proteins; The connective tissues - collagen, elastin and ground substance; and Postmortem changes during conversion of muscle to meat.
1 ( ANI ): Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps strengthen muscle function considerably - down to the muscle fibre level - in postmenopausal women.
Other physiological components such as body type, cardiovascular physiology and muscle fibre types should also be taken into account.
Intramuscular fat and muscle fibre lipid contents in halothane-gene-free pigs fed high or low protein diets and its relation to meat quality.