What is muscle?

  • (noun): Animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells.
    Synonyms: muscular tissue
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on muscle, muscles:

Fibularis Tertius
... The fibularis tertius (also known as peroneus tertius) is a muscle of the human body located in the lower limb ... The muscle arises from the lower third of the anterior surface of the fibula from the lower part of the interosseous membrane and from an ... It is innervated by the deep fibular nerve, unlike the other peroneal muscles which are innervated by the superficial fibular nerve, since the peroneus tertius is a member of the anterior compartment ...
Fibularis Brevis
... The fibularis brevis muscle (or peroneus brevis) lies under cover of the peroneus longus, and is a shorter and smaller muscle ... The muscle acts in plantarflexion and eversion of the foot ...
Muscle Fatigue - Metabolic Fatigue - Metabolites - Potassium
... of potassium (K+) also causes the muscle cells to decrease in efficiency, causing cramping and fatigue ... builds up in the t-tubule system and around the muscle fiber as a result of action potentials ... in K+ changes the membrane potential around the muscle fiber ...
Gamma Motoneuron - General Background of Muscles - Muscle Spindles
... Muscle spindles are the receptors located within muscles that allow communication to the spinal cord and brain with information of where the body is in space (proprioception) and how fast body limbs ... The sensitivity of detecting changes in muscle length are adjusted by fusimotor neurons- gamma and beta motor neurons ... Muscle spindles can be made up of three different types of muscle fibers dynamic nuclear bag fibers (bag1 fibers), static nuclear bag fibers (bag2 fibers), nuclear chain fibers, and the axons of ...
Flexor Pollicis Longus Muscle
... flexor pollicis longus (FPL, Latin flexor, bender pollicis, thumb longus, long) is a muscle in the forearm and hand that flexes the thumb ... This muscle is unique to humans, being "either rudimentary or absent" in other primates ...

More definitions of "muscle":

  • (noun): One of the contractile organs of the body.
    Synonyms: musculus
  • (noun): A bully employed as a thug or bodyguard.
    Synonyms: muscleman
  • (verb): Make one's way by force.
    Example: "He muscled his way into the office"
  • (noun): Muscular strength.
    Synonyms: brawn, sinew
  • (noun): Authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way).
    Example: "The senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"