Definition of smooth muscle in English:

smooth muscle

Syllabification: smooth mus·cle

noun

Physiology
  • Muscle tissue in which the contractile fibrils are not highly ordered, occurring in the gut and other internal organs and not under voluntary control. Often contrasted with striated muscle.
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    • The myometrium is a thick coat containing smooth muscle and abundant connective tissues.
    • On the other hand, melatonin reportedly induced contraction of bovine bronchial smooth muscle.
    • Topical phenylephrine, which increases the tone of the sphincter smooth muscle, is under development.

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