skeletal muscle

noun

Definition of skeletal muscle

: striated muscle that is usually attached to the skeleton and is usually under voluntary control

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Recent Examples on the Web The experiment was called Rodent Research-19, and it was used to study both myostation and activin, which are the molecular signaling pathways that can influence and regulate bone density and skeletal muscle mass, according to NASA. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "The 'mighty mice' that went to space could help protect astronauts' muscles and bones," 7 Sep. 2020 This could explain why a 2019 study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found an inverse relationship between skeletal muscle mass and cardiovascular disease. Pam Moore, Washington Post, "Cardio isn’t enough. For a healthy heart, add resistance training.," 31 Aug. 2020 It’s not so much the size of a person’s skeletal muscle that concerns Kass but its composition. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "‘It’s all new territory’: Are NFL’s ‘obese’ linemen at greater risk amid coronavirus pandemic?," 10 Aug. 2020 FitIndex body fat wireless, digital scale measures body weight, body fat, water, muscle mass, BMI, BMR, bone sass, protein, skeletal muscle and other data to help track progress easily on a smartphone app. oregonlive, "Father’s Day: Great sports, exercise gift ideas to get dads fit," 14 June 2020 FitIndex body fat wireless, digital scale measures body weight, body fat, water, muscle mass, BMI, BMR, bone sass, protein, skeletal muscle and other data to help track progress easily on a smartphone app. oregonlive, "Father’s Day: Great sports, exercise gift ideas to get dads fit," 14 June 2020 FitIndex body fat wireless, digital scale measures body weight, body fat, water, muscle mass, BMI, BMR, bone sass, protein, skeletal muscle and other data to help track progress easily on a smartphone app. oregonlive, "Father’s Day: Great sports, exercise gift ideas to get dads fit," 14 June 2020 FitIndex body fat wireless, digital scale measures body weight, body fat, water, muscle mass, BMI, BMR, bone sass, protein, skeletal muscle and other data to help track progress easily on a smartphone app. oregonlive, "Father’s Day: Great sports, exercise gift ideas to get dads fit," 14 June 2020 FitIndex body fat wireless, digital scale measures body weight, body fat, water, muscle mass, BMI, BMR, bone sass, protein, skeletal muscle and other data to help track progress easily on a smartphone app. oregonlive, "Father’s Day: Great sports, exercise gift ideas to get dads fit," 14 June 2020

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First Known Use of skeletal muscle

1877, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2020

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“Skeletal muscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skeletal%20muscle. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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skeletal muscle

noun

Medical Definition of skeletal muscle

: striated muscle that is usually attached to the skeleton and is usually under voluntary control also : a muscle composed of skeletal muscle

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