axial muscle


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Noun1.axial muscle - a skeletal muscle of the trunk or headaxial muscle - a skeletal muscle of the trunk or head
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
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Steady swimming in fishes, primarily in the form of lateral undulation, is characterized by the cyclic bending movements of the body produced by axial muscle forces transmitted to the vertebral column.
Correlation between spinal neuron counts and axial muscle histologic changes in 15 SBV-infected newborn calves, Belgium, January-March 2012 * Structure examined Control WBD/calf ID calves WBD-0 WBD-1 A B C D E F Axial muscles, histology Musculus semispinalis 0 NT 0 0 0 3 0 capitis, cas Musculus semispinalis 0 NT 1 0 0 2 0 capitis, ces Spinal cord Dorsal horn neurons, no.
(32, 34, 35, 37) The aetiology of the lumbar symptoms remains unclear, but the present findings imply that increased axial muscle activity can potentially lead to chronic low-back pain symptoms reported by patients with whiplash-associated disorders.
Strengthening of axial muscle support can improve mobility in older individuals and decrease kyphosis and risk of vertebral fractures.
Axial muscle (Ax) from the tail was also removed and served as a comparison for fast-twitch muscle.