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voluntary muscle

Muscle that is normally controlled by individual volition; skeletal muscle.
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vol′untary mus′cle

any muscle moved at will and composed of bundles of striated fibers.
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Noun1.voluntary muscle - striated muscle that can be controlled voluntarilyvoluntary muscle - striated muscle that can be controlled voluntarily
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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SMA is a genetic disease that affects the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.
" The world record for nonstop pushups is 10,507 within 24 hours and anything more is not achievable by voluntary muscle action, nor is it safe, so Guinness stopped the record in 1980.
Voluntary muscle control continued to improve with rehabilitation sessions that combined electrical stimulation with an intelligent bodyweight-support system.
The working principle of both exoskeleton and soft robot designs is to provide external mechanical forces driven by voluntary muscle signals to assist the patient's desired joint movement.
Following which, the voluntary muscle contraction of biceps occurs in 90-100 ms.
The rare neurologic disease mainly affects the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement such as walking or talking.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease, marked by a gradual degeneration of nerve cells of the central nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement.
One of the first members of the support group was the mother of a four-year-old girl with spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.
Incomplete activation, or activation failure, of motor units during maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVICs) is often referred to as percent voluntary muscle activation (PVMA) or degree of muscle inhibition (MI) and is defined as the inability of the central nervous system to maximally drive a muscle during voluntary contractions [43].
The disease, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is said to cause the progressive degeneration and death of the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements, such as chewing, walking, talking and breathing, according to the (https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Amyotrophic-Lateral-Sclerosis-ALS-Fact-Sheet) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
However, not only did Penfield discover a treatment for epilepsy, he also comprehensively mapped out the motor cortex of the brain (the part of the brain that controls voluntary muscle movement).

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