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Fibrillar --> fibrillary

1. Relating to a fibril.

2. (Science: biology) Denoting the fine rapid contractions or twitchings of fibres or of small groups of fibres in skeletal or cardiac muscle.

Synonym: filar.

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Advanced age, independent of concurrent cardiovascular disease, can be associated with increased extracellular matrix (ECM) fibrillar collagen content and abnormal diastolic function. However, the mechanisms causing this left ventricular (LV) remodeling remain incompletely defined. We ...

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by HerrBiologie
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: hydroxyproline
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Insect muscles

It makes sense that they would be. Now you have me wondering if "asynchronous" is an alternative to "fibrillar," or whether the mysterious Powers-That-Be have switched terms and "fibrillar" is no longer accepted.

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by Darby
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Insect muscles
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MONSTROUS insects??????

... the system tends to be pumped by skeletal muscles, so exchange is efficient. You can watch a bee breathe. If the system weren't highly efficient, fibrillar muscle (the most energy/oxygen -consuming muscle there is) wouldn't work very well, and flies wouldn't fly. This may not be as true for the ...

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by Darby
Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: MONSTROUS insects??????
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