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Muscle Fibers, Skeletal MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Muscle Fibers, Skeletal
Tree Number(s)
A10.690.552.500.500
A11.620.249
Unique ID
D018485
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018485
Annotation
MUSCLE FIBERS, FAST-TWITCH & MUSCLE FIBERS, SLOW-TWITCH are also available
Scope Note
Large, multinucleate single cells, either cylindrical or prismatic in shape, that form the basic unit of SKELETAL MUSCLE. They consist of MYOFIBRILS enclosed within and attached to the SARCOLEMMA. They are derived from the fusion of skeletal myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, SKELETAL) into a syncytium, followed by differentiation.
Entry Term(s)
Myocytes, Skeletal
Myotubes
Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Skeletal Myocytes
Previous Indexing
Muscles (1966-1994)
See Also
Myoblasts, Skeletal
Public MeSH Note
2009; see MUSCLE FIBERS (1995-2008)
History Note
2009 (1995)
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/06/07
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Muscle Fibers, Skeletal Preferred
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