Definition of skeletal muscle in English:

skeletal muscle

Syllabification: skel·e·tal mus·cle

noun

  • 1A muscle that is connected to the skeleton to form part of the mechanical system that moves the limbs and other parts of the body.
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    • Thus the term skeletal muscle pump designates the action of the skeletal muscles on venous blood.
    • In contrast to normal-weight patients with COPD, underweight patients show increased apoptosis in skeletal muscles (quadriceps).
    • All these abnormalities in skeletal muscles, including respiratory muscles, contribute to the symptoms of fatigue, lethargy, and exercise intolerance that occur in chronic heart failure.
  • 1.1 another term for striated muscle.

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