TITLE

muscle fiber types, fast twitch and slow twitch

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1407
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "muscle fiber types, fast twitch and slow twitch" is presented. It refers to types of fibers found in skeletal muscle. Fast twitch fibers are more abundant in muscles requiring intensive activity for short periods of time. Slow twitch oxidative fibers resist fatigue and are able to carry on sustained activities as needed to maintain posture or aerobic exercise. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21236715

 

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