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Muscle Fibers, 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.

Year introduced: 2009 (1995)

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Tree Number(s): A10.690.552.500.500, A11.620.249

MeSH Unique ID: D018485

Entry Terms:

  • Fiber, Skeletal Muscle
  • Fibers, Skeletal Muscle
  • Muscle Fiber, Skeletal
  • Skeletal Muscle Fiber
  • Skeletal Myocytes
  • Skeletal Muscle Fibers
  • Myocytes, Skeletal
  • Myocyte, Skeletal
  • Skeletal Myocyte
  • Myotubes
  • Myotube

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