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 Other side effects include depression, anxiety, skin rash, headache, dizziness, nausea, involuntary muscle twitches, and potentially fatal heart issues. Camela Thompson, STAT, "Life with lupus: Trump’s hydroxychloroquine hype puts my treatment — and himself — at risk," 20 May 2020 Some shootings occurred because of involuntary muscle reflexes, experts said, or because the officer simply tripped. Washington Post, "AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps," 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, "Caroll Spinney, Big Bird’s puppeteer on ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 85," 8 Dec. 2019 Spinney had been living with dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions, for some time, Sesame Workshop said. Caroline Linton, CBS News, "Caroll Spinney, puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has died," 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, "Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85," 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, "‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies at Age 85," 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. Andrew Dalton, Twin Cities, "Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85," 8 Dec. 2019 In some European countries, doctors prescribe it for involuntary muscle jerks, cognitive impairment, dementia, and other conditions. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Researchers find dangerous, FDA-rejected drug in supplements—by reading labels," 26 Nov. 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 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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