Any of the bundles of fibers made up of neurons that carry sensory and motor information throughout the body in the form of electrical impulses. Afferent nerves carry information to the central nervous system, and efferent nerves carry information from the central nervous system to the muscles, organs, and glands. Efferent nerves include the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which control voluntary motor activity and of the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary motor activity.
A body tissue composed of sheets or bundles of cells that contract to produce movement or increase tension. Muscle cells contain filaments made of the proteins actin and myosin, which lie parallel to each other. When a muscle is signaled to contract, the actin and myosin filaments slide past each other in an overlapping pattern. &diamf3; Skeletal muscle effects voluntary movement and is made up of bundles of elongated cells (muscle fibers), each of which contains many nuclei. &diamf3; Smooth muscle provides the contractile force for the internal organs and is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Smooth muscle cells are spindle-shaped and each contains a single nucleus. &diamf3; Cardiac muscle makes up the muscle of the heart and consists of a meshwork of striated cells.
(Logic) The property of a logical theory that whenever a wff is a theorem then it must also be valid. Symbolically, letting T represent a theory within logic L, this can be represented as the property that whenever is true, then must also be true, for any wff Ï† of logic L.
The greatest longitudinalstress a substance can bear without tearingasunder, - usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture.
Any property or right that is owned by a person or entity and has monetary value. See also liability.
refers to the inherent capacity or power to accomplish something the potency of a drug
specifically implies latent power for doing work or affecting something the energy in an atom, campaigned with unflagging energy
suggests great or overwhelming strength or power with all one's might
usually suggests the actual exertion of power, esp. in producing motion or overcoming opposition the force of gravity, the rebellion was put down by force
, somewhat more general, applies to the ability, latent or exerted, physical or mental, to do something the power of the press, of a machine, etc.
refers to the inherent capacity to act upon or affect something, to endure, to resist, etc. the strength to lift something, tensile strength
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