voluntary muscle


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voluntary muscle

n.
Muscle that is normally controlled by individual volition; skeletal muscle.

vol′untary mus′cle


n.
any muscle moved at will and composed of bundles of striated fibers.
[1780–90]
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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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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.
The brain eventually loses the ability to control muscle movement, and voluntary muscle action is progressively affected.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a disease of the parts of the nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement.
A motor neuron disease, ALS is a rare condition that affects the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement which ends up in total paralysis and eventually death.
This form of stroke recovery and stroke rehabilitation therapy is made use of to re-learn which part of the mind to turn on; therefore to re-develop spontaneous and voluntary muscle control.
This kind of stroke recovery and stroke rehabilitation treatment is used to re-learn which part of the mind to turn on; therefore to re-develop spontaneous and voluntary muscle control.
11) found lower maximal voluntary muscle strength of the quadriceps and submaximal aerobic performance scores in the FMS patients, which were attributed to the impaired muscle function in these patients.
4) Monofilament testing and voluntary muscle testing (VMT) are two established tests for assessing sensory and motor functions of peripheral nerves respectively.
ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or "Lou Gehrig's disease") is a particularly cruel disease that progressively robs individual of voluntary muscle control and movement.
Al-Yahya told Arab News his suffering started with the illness of his son Suleiman, whom doctors diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.
ALS is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.

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