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Mesh term Muscle Fibers, Skeletal

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Muscle Cells
Muscle, Skeletal


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.

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Muscle Fibers, Fast-Twitch
Muscle Fibers, Slow-Twitch
Sarcoplasmic Reticulum

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