Muscle Fibers

Science / Biology / Muscle Fibers: Long, multinucleated cells found in skeletal muscles; made up of myofibrils. One of the four major groups of vertebrate cell/tissue types. Muscle cells contract/relax, allowing movement of and/or within the animal.

Skeletal Muscle

Science / Biology / Skeletal Muscle: Muscle that is generally attached to the skeleton and causes body parts to move; consists of muscle fibers. Voluntary muscle cells that have a striated appearance. These muscles control skeletal movem MORE

Muscle Tone

Health / Fitness / Muscle Tone: Condition in which muscle is in a constant yet slight state of contraction and appears firm. MORE

Myopractic Muscle Therapy

Health / Massage / Myopractic Muscle Therapy: Robert Petteway developed the Myopractic system after thirty years in the healing arts. His experience in structural integration, biomechanics, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, and a wide variety of mu MORE

Muscle Testing

Health / Massage / Muscle Testing: Muscle testing involves finding a muscle that is unbalanced and then attempting to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobiliza MORE

Muscle Spasm

Health / Fitness / Muscle Spasm: Sudden, involuntary contraction of muscle or muscle group. MORE

Abdominal Muscles

Health / Fitness / Abdominal Muscles: A set of eight small muscles located below the chest. These eight muscles help people to bend forward and twist side to side. This set of muscles also assist in regular breathing as well as help suppo MORE