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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Noisy environments in which involuntary muscle activations occur might lead to undesired selections when employing an EMG system to perform clicks.
In her short life span so far Millie has not moved apart from a few involuntary muscle spasms, which is very distressing to witness.
Takeshige suggests that electromagnetic resonance may also cause a decrease in serotonin in the pineal and brainstem raphe nucleus, which controls involuntary muscle tone.
Taken as a mouth spray, it is used to help alleviate symptoms of spasticity - involuntary muscle stiffness and spasms - associated with MS and is said to be the first symptom relief drug specifically for those with the condition.
The power plate induces involuntary muscle contractions within the targeted areas of the body to help improve muscle strength and tone.
John Benson QC, prosecuting, said Stevens, an environmental officer, was suffering from a medical condition called dystonia, an involuntary muscle spasm.
This makes using the system easier for those with involuntary muscle movements or who have difficulty remaining still for long periods of time.
Even a dead rattlesnake can bite - an involuntary muscle reaction not unlike a lizard's chopped off tail wiggles.
Sisters Sue Waugh and Sandra Goodenough both have dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms.
licensing rights to Xenazine, a drug that treats chorea, a disorder associated with Huntington's disease that causes involuntary muscle movement.
Dystonia is a neurological condition characterised by involuntary muscle movements.

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