involuntary muscle

noun

Definition of involuntary muscle

: muscle governing reflex functions and not under direct voluntary control especially : smooth muscle

Examples of involuntary muscle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nine months before the pandemic hit, Amber nearly died from a series of involuntary muscle contractions. Chris Serres, Star Tribune, 5 Mar. 2021 The former nurse suffers from a condition called dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle jerks. al, 15 Nov. 2020 Other side effects include depression, anxiety, skin rash, headache, dizziness, nausea, involuntary muscle twitches, and potentially fatal heart issues. Camela Thompson, STAT, 20 May 2020 Some shootings occurred because of involuntary muscle reflexes, experts said, or because the officer simply tripped. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2019 The Sesame Workshop said in a statement that the legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions. Andrew Dalton, SFChronicle.com, 8 Dec. 2019 Spinney had been living with dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions, for some time, Sesame Workshop said. Caroline Linton, CBS News, 8 Dec. 2019 The Sesame Workshop said in a statement that the legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions. Arkansas Online, 8 Dec. 2019 The legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions, the Sesame Workshop said in a statement. Bloomberg.com, 8 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of involuntary muscle

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Involuntary muscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/involuntary%20muscle. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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involuntary muscle

noun

Medical Definition of involuntary muscle

: muscle governing reflex functions and not under direct voluntary control especially : smooth muscle

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