1A muscle which is connected to the skeleton to form part of the mechanical system which moves the limbs and other parts of the body.
- 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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