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Striated muscle


noun, plural: striated muscles

A muscle that is made up of long fibers characterized by transverse or oblique striations, or alternating light and dark bands under the microscope.


This characteristic appearance under a microscope is due to a number of sarcomeres or an array of overlapping thick (myosin) and thin (actin) filaments within each muscle cell. Its function is concerned with the movement of skeletal structures. This kind of muscle is exemplified by the voluntary (skeletal) muscles of vertebrates.

Word origin: striated: L striātus furrowed, fluted; muscle: L. musculus "a muscle," lit. "little mouse," dim. of mus "mouse".

Compare: smooth muscle.
See also: skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, slow muscle.

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Re: Muscle Tones

Skeletal muscle is striated, and part of the somatic (voluntary nervous system.) Smooth muscle is non striated, and part of the autonomic ...

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Which actin binding proteins regulate striated muscle? Anyone knows the answer to this?

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Insulin hormone

... perspective by Frayn. GLUT4 is located in the adipose tissue and the striated muscle --> thus these tissues will take up glucose under influence of insulin

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Re: Who named Mitochondria?

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