muscle fiber

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muscle fiber

[′məs·əl ‚fī·bər]
(histology)
The contractile cell or unit of which muscle is composed.
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Alpha a motorneurons of which stimulation of a single nerve fibre excites from 3 to 2000 skeletal muscle fibres which we call the motor unit.
The single observer noted the density of elastic and smooth muscle fibres per magnified field.
1991) Relationships between muscle fibre characteristics and physical performance capacity in trained athletic boys.
Influence of temperature, fibre diameter and conditioning on the mechanical properties of single muscle fibres extended to fracture.
The study is the first to investigate muscle fibre distribution across the whole of the cheetah's body,
We have another type - unsurprisingly called slow twitch muscle fibres.
But when they used ultrasound to measure the muscle fibre length in the women's calf muscles, they saw that the high heel wearers' muscle fibres were 13 per cent shorter than those of the flat shoe users, according to study results published in the Journal of Experimental Biology on Thursday.
Application of the NADH-TR method results in different oxidative reactions that permit the classification of muscle fibres into strongly oxidative (type I) and weakly oxidative (type II) fibres (Dubowitz et al.
The effect of nicotine literature is not available on skeletal muscle fibres, so this report may be a first one its kind.