What is smooth muscle?

  • (noun): A muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart).
    Synonyms: involuntary muscle
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on smooth muscle, muscle, muscles:

Seratrodast - Pharmacodynamics - Smooth Muscle Proliferation
... elicits the proliferation of human airway smooth muscle cells as well as vascular smooth muscle cells, thus participating in airway smooth muscle hypertrophy and hyperplasia ...
MYLK
... process • protein phosphorylation • muscle contraction • smooth muscle contraction • tonic smooth muscle contraction • positive regulation of cell migration • bleb ...
Seratrodast - Pharmacodynamics - Airway Hyper-responsiveness
... and related prostaglandins on plasma exudation, acetylcholine release and smooth muscle proliferation support the potential role of TP receptor stimulation in the pathogenesis of airway hyper-responsivene ... The airway mucosal edema due to plasma exudation and the smooth muscle proliferation contribute to thickening of the airway wall Plasma exudation ...
SMARCA4 - Function
... concluded BRG1’s aid in the development of smooth muscle ... Smooth muscle in the gastrointestinal tract lacks contractility and incomplete intestines in some cases ... Another defect occurring in knocking out BRG1 in smooth muscle development is heart complications such as an open ductus arteriosus after birth ...
Muscles - Anatomy - Types of Tissue
... Muscle tissue is a soft tissue, and is one of the four fundamental types of tissue present in animals ... There are three types of muscle tissue recognized in vertebrates Skeletal muscle or "voluntary muscle" is anchored by tendons (or by aponeuroses at a few places) to bone and is used to effect skeletal ... is generally maintained as an unconscious reflex, the muscles responsible react to conscious control like non-postural muscles ...

More definitions of "smooth muscle":

  • (noun): Muscle tissue that does not appear striated under the microscope; has the form of thin layers or sheets.

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