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  Muscle - Home
MUSCLE is an EC-sponsored Network of Excellence that aims at establishing and fostering closer collaboration between research groups in multimedia datamining and machine learning.
In particular, MUSCLE researchers are developing software tools and research strategies to enable users to move away from labor-intensive case-by-case modelling of individual applications, and allow them to take full advantage of generic adaptive and self-learning solutions that need minimal supervision.
MUSCLE has launched several SHOWCASING projects destined to produce higlhy visual demonstrations of the Multimedia expertise of the different teams involed in the Network of Excellence.
www.muscle-noe.org   (298 words)

  Your Multitalented Muscles
Muscles are all made of the same material, a type of elastic tissue (sort of like the material in a rubber band).
Smooth muscles are sometimes also called involuntary muscles and they are usually in sheets, or layers, with one layer of muscle behind the other.
Muscles in your neck and the top part of your back aren't as large, but they are capable of some pretty amazing things: Try rotating your head around, back and forth, and up and down to feel the power of the muscles in your neck.
kidshealth.org /kid/body/muscles_noSW.html   (1120 words)

  Blue Histology - Muscle
During contraction, the tensile force generated by individual muscle cells is conveyed to the surrounding connective tissue by the sheath of reticular fibres.
The muscle surrounding the upper one-third of the oesophagus is skeletal muscle.
Intercalated discs invariably occur at the ends of cardiac muscle cells in a region corresponding to the Z-line of the myofibrils (the last Z-line of the myofibril within the cell is "replaced" by the intercalated disk of the cell membrane).
www.lab.anhb.uwa.edu.au /mb140/CorePages/Muscle/Muscle.htm   (3429 words)

  Muscle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Muscle is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells.
Skeletal muscle or "voluntary muscle" is anchored by tendons to the bone and is used to affect skeletal movement such as locomotion.
Muscle is composed of muscle cells (sometimes known as "muscle fibers").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muscle   (2214 words)

The muscle coats of the intestinal wall are arranged in an inner circular layer (nearest the columnar epithelium) around the lumen of the intestine, and an outer longitudinal layer.
Determine which way the muscle bundles have been cut on slides #56 and #57 to decide whether the piece of gut was cut in longitudinal or in cross section.
surrounding the various muscle fascicles is the perimysium and the connective tissue on one side of the section, continuous with that over the outer surface of the bone, is the epimysium, the sheath of the entire muscle.
ect.downstate.edu /courseware/histomanual/muscle.html   (786 words)

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 Muscle Biochemistry
The biochemical basis of muscle activity is related to the enzymatic and physical properties of actin, myosin, and the accessory proteins that constitute the thin and thick filaments.
The molecular event underlying muscle contraction is the regulated binding of the myosin headpieces to actin thin filaments, followed by rapid myosin conformational changes about its hinge points with the bound actin being translocated toward the M line.
In the absence of CaCM smooth muscles are quiescent, the kinase is inactive, and p-light chains are not phosphorylated.
web.indstate.edu /thcme/mwking/muscle.html   (3467 words)

 SIU SOM Histology SSB
Each individual skeletal muscle fiber extends over much of the length of the muscle in which it resides (up to many centimeters), with a uniform diameter that is typically around 50 ┬Ám.
Each muscle spindle consists of an encapsulated cluster of small striated muscle fibers ("intrafusal muscle fibers") with somewhat unusual structure (e.g., nuclei may be concentrated in a cluster near the middle of the fiber's length).
The endomysium permits the forces of contraction to be passed from each muscle fiber toward the ends of the muscle where the fibrocollagenous tissue of endomysium, perimysium and epimysium join together to form tendon, fascia, or direct attachment to bone.
www.siumed.edu /~dking2/ssb/muscle.htm   (1931 words)

 Muscle Cramp
Although the exact cause of muscle cramps is unknown (idiopathic), some researchers believe inadequate stretching and muscle fatigue leads to abnormalities in mechanisms that control muscle contraction.
Muscle cramps are very common among endurance athletes (i.e., marathon runners and triathletes) and older people who perform strenuous physical activities.
Muscle cramps may be a minor part of many conditions such as Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), spinal nerve irritation or compression (radiculopathy), hardening of the arteries, narrowing of the spinal canal (stenosis), thyroid disease, chronic infections and cirrhosis of the liver.
orthoinfo.aaos.org /fact/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=270&...+Information   (918 words)

 Your Multitalented Muscles
Muscles are all made of the same material, a type of elastic tissue (sort of like the material in a rubber band).
Smooth muscles are sometimes also called involuntary muscles and they are usually in sheets, or layers, with one layer of muscle behind the other.
Muscles in your neck and the top part of your back aren't as large, but they are capable of some pretty amazing things: Try rotating your head around, back and forth, and up and down to feel the power of the muscles in your neck.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/body/muscles_noSW.html   (1120 words)

 Muscle Cramps — Information on this common condition of the muscle from MedicineNet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Often a muscle that is cramping feels harder than normal to the touch or may even show visible signs of twitching.
A muscle (or even a few fibers of a muscle) that involuntarily (without consciously willing it) contracts is called a "spasm." If the spasm is forceful and sustained, it becomes a cramp.
Involuntary muscles of the various organs (uterus, blood vessel wall, intestinal tract, bile and urine passages, bronchial tree, etc.) are also subject to cramps.
www.medicinenet.com /muscle_cramps/article.htm   (669 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Muscle cramps
Muscle cramps are involuntary and often painful contractions (movements) of the muscles.
Muscle cramps are common and may be stopped by stretching the muscle.
Muscle spasms are different than muscle twitches, which are covered in a separate article.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003193.htm   (293 words)

 MUSCLE 4.10
MUSCLE is a robust, somewhat scalable, cross-platform client-server messaging system for dynamic distributed applications that runs under any POSIX-compliant operating system.
MUSCLE has been developed, used, and refined as the networking component of BeShare, CueStation and various other audio control applications at Meyer Sound Laboratories for over six years.
MicroMUSCLE is a fork of the MUSCLE Java code that is compatible with the J2ME edition of Java being used on modern cell phones, etc. Unlike the standard MUSCLE Java API, this version doesn't require Java 1.4.x APIs to be supported.
www.lcscanada.com /muscle/index.html   (6940 words)

 Human Physiology - Muscle
Some muscles (skeletal muscles) will not contract unless stimulated by neurons; other muscles (smooth and cardiac) will contract without nervous stimulation but their contraction can be influenced by the nervous system.
Skeletal muscles are usually attached to bone by tendons composed of connective tissue.
As a result, in a relaxed muscle, there is a very high concentration of calcium in the SR and a very low concentration in the sarcoplasm (and, therefore, among the myofibrils and myofilaments).
people.eku.edu /ritchisong/RITCHISO/301notes3.htm   (2619 words)

 Muscle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Muscle cells are those that generate tension (force) and when they activate (a.k.a., contract) they shorten and pull whatever is attached to their opposite ends closer together.
This simultaneous shortening of muscle fibers (cells) due to the shortening of myofibril organelles is the cause of muscle shortening.
Muscles of the shoulders and arms are not constantly active but are used intermittently, usually for short periods of time, to produce large amounts of tension such as in lifting and throwing.
www.bergen.org /ACADEMY/Bio/AnP/AnP1/AnP1Tri2/FIGS/MUSCLE/muscle.html   (7471 words)

Biceps: when the muscle shortens, points (a) insertion and (b) origin are brought closer together and the arm is bent, or flexed at the elbow.
In the second figure, the hamstring muscles are relaxed when the knee is bent, particularly as the hip is further extended; the gluteus maximus are thereby more exclusively involved in hip extension.
Muscles that produce powerful, rapid, explosive strength movements tend to have a greater percentage of fast-twitch fibers.
www.exrx.net /ExInfo/Muscle.html   (484 words)

Smooth muscle is found in the walls of all the hollow organs of the body (except the heart).
Nerves of the autonomic branch of the nervous system lead to both smooth and cardiac muscle, but their effect is one of moderating the rate and/or strength of contraction.
Cellular respiration not only is required to meet the ATP needs of a muscle engaged in prolonged activity (thus causing more rapid and deeper breathing), but is also required afterwards to enable the body to resynthesize glycogen from the lactic acid produced earlier (deep breathing continues for a time after exercise is stopped).
users.rcn.com /jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/M/Muscles.html   (3337 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Muscles Work"
Muscles are the "engine" that your body uses to propel itself.
The only ways for you to express an idea are with the muscles of your larynx, mouth and tongue (spoken words), with the muscles of your fingers (written words or "talking with your hands") or with the skeletal muscles (body language, dancing, running, building or fighting, to name a few).
Smooth muscle is found in your digestive system, blood vessels, bladder, airways and, in a female, the uterus.
health.howstuffworks.com /muscle.htm   (563 words)

 MUSCLE home page
MUSCLE is public domain multiple alignment software for protein and nucleotide sequences.
Any standard PC that is used to run bioinformatics software should be able to run MUSCLE.
MUSCLE is updated frequently, typically a new version is posted every two or three months.
www.drive5.com /muscle   (191 words)

 PT Central - Complete Muscle Tables for the Human Body
Included is each muscle's origin, insertion, action, blood supply and innervation.
Select here to print the Hosford Muscle Tables in a compact table form.
Once in a region, you will be able to focus further on the muscles of that region.
www.ptcentral.com /muscles   (192 words)

 Build Muscle Fast- Building Muscle Mass- Muscle Building Program
We were blown away with how much muscle we could add by doing way less sets and reps than we had ever done before.
Gain more muscle mass by learning the best times to take your supplements, what to take them with, and how much of them to take (most people are dead wrong about this) (pages 66-68).
Muscle growth is stimulated by overload from weight training.
www.shawnlebrunfitness.com /getshredded.html   (12656 words)

 Bodybuilding.com - Complete Muscle Gaining Supplement Guide - Choose The Right Supplement!
The basics behind it are this: it increases ATP (the main energy source muscles use for explosive power) availability so that you can perform more reps and sets and lift more weight, consequently growing more muscle tissue.
The creatine supplements with built in dextrose, aminos and other goodies are probably the best, but cost-effectively a good micronized creatine taken with grape juice wouldn't be a bad choice.
Nitric Oxide is a free form gas that is produced in the body and is used by the body to communicate with other cells in the body.
www.bodybuilding.com /store/musclegain.htm   (1549 words)

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