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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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We have another type - unsurprisingly called slow twitch muscle fibres.
By thickening and stiffening, the Achilles' tendon compensates for the shortened muscle fibres in the calf muscle, allowing the fashion addicts' calf muscles to function optimally as they walk, but causing discomfort when walking on flat feet because the tendon cannot stretch sufficiently," explained Narici.
A representative image of the muscle fibre morphology of a hammer thrower and a control individual is shown in Figure 1.
Growth and multiplication of white skeletal muscle fibres in carp larvae in relation to growth rate.
Dr Lars Larsson, from Uppsala University Hospital Sweden, who led the study, said that the team found that even though individual muscle fibres did not change in size, the muscles of HRT users showed greater strength by generating a higher maximum force compared to non-HRT users.
Phenotypic variations of muscle fibre and intramuscular fat traits in Longissimus muscle of F2 population DurocxBerlin miniature pig and relationships to meat quality.
Dr Wada said that different types of muscle fibre are suited to different activities.
Germany's team doctor Mueller-Wohlfahrt had first diagnosed a torn muscle fibre - but further tests in Germany revealed the more serious injury.
To be a great sprinter you need leg muscles that are dominated by fast-twitch muscle fibres because they shorten the muscle quickly and generate power," Professor Steve Harridge of Kings College London, said.
These are also called 'satellite cells', because they are attached to the outer surface of the muscle fibres, where they normally remain silent.
The results revealed that the high heel wearers' muscle fibres were 13 percent shorter than those of the women who wore flat shoes.