SKELETAL MUSCLE

the muscle that gives the force to make our skeleton move. These muscles are attached to bones by tendons and often span the joint. They work in reciprocal pairs. Also called striated muscle; voluntary muscle. Compare cardiac muscle.

SKELETAL MUSCLE: "Our skeletal muscle is made up of tapering muscle fibres bounded by membranes and contains cytoplasm."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SKELETAL MUSCLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/skeletal-muscle/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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