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Muscle tissue consists of muscle cells and muscle fibres (fibrils) and is derived from mesenchyme. There are three types of muscles: skeletal (striated muscle — free), cardiac muscle (striated muscle — involuntary) and smooth muscles (visceral — involuntary). Skeletal muscle is further divided into type I fibres (slow twitch) and type II fibres (fast twitch). The human body possesses more than 600 muscles (40% of body mass). Muscle, function: kinetic, thermogenic, postural.

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  • Muscle Tone
  • Musculoskeletal Symptom
  • Central Nervous System Dysfunction
  • Gluteus Maximus Muscle
  • Spastic Hemiparesis

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(2009). Muscles. In: Rovenský, J., Payer, J. (eds) Dictionary of Rheumatology. Springer, Vienna. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-79280-3_753

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