involuntary muscle

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involuntary muscle

[in′väl·ən‚ter·ē ′məs·əl]
(physiology)
Muscle not under the control of the will; usually consists of smooth muscle tissue and lies within a vescus, or is associated with skin.
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Once food is swallowed, the involuntary muscles of the esophagus take over.
There are drugs that can control involuntary muscle twitching, disabling cramps and excessive saliva.

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