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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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Allen, "Gadolinium reduces short-term stretch-induced muscle damage in isolated mdx mouse muscle fibres," The Journal of Physiology, vol.
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.
Paraffin section of 10micron thickness were cut with the help of rotary microtome and stained with orcein for elastic fibres and H & E staining for smooth muscle fibres. The single observer noted the density of elastic and smooth muscle fibres per magnified field.
That's up against folk whose muscle fibres had the genetic equivalent advantage of an Eton education, a fifty grand a year trust fund and an internship at a merchant bank.
BEFORE YOU think of flaunting your long legs in those fabulous stilletos, consider this finding by a new study-- long term use of high heels induces permanent changes in your calf muscle by shortening its muscle fibres.
Germany's team doctor Mueller-Wohlfahrt had first diagnosed a torn muscle fibre - but further tests in Germany revealed the more serious injury.
The thirteen titles carry fully descriptive titles; Composition and structure; Muscle cell differentiation and growth; Proteins of thick filament; Proteins of the thin filament - actin, tropomyosin and troponin; Cytoskeletal and other proteins of the myofibrils; Sacroplasmic reticulum; Contraction and rigor mortis; Skeletal muscle growth and protein metabolism; Skeletal muscle fibre types; Cardiac and smooth muscle; Sacroplasmic proteins; The connective tissues - collagen, elastin and ground substance; and Postmortem changes during conversion of muscle to meat.
The study is the first to investigate muscle fibre distribution across the whole of the cheetah's body,
Thus, the purpose of the present study was to describe the muscle fibre type composition, body composition and strength/power performance in well-trained hammer throwers.