from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A cell from which muscular tissue is derived; a myamœba; a myocyte.
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The heart's pumping power comes from coordinated muscle-cell contractions triggered by small, precisely timed electrical pulses.
Proteins are called nano-machines, the muscle-cell is compared to a combustion engine, the amino acid sequences in DNA are compared with human codes and language, the brain is compared with a computer and so on.
The Idea of Design in Nature: Science or Phenomenology? By Jakob Wolf William Harryman 2009
In the third type, neither a single queen nor a single worker is able to carry on all of the biological tasks any more than a muscle-cell or an unformed egg of _Hydra_ can maintain itself capably in isolation.
The Doctrine of Evolution Its Basis and Its Scope Henry Edward Crampton
That is, one cell specializes, let us say, in secretion, another in contractility, another in receiving and carrying stimuli, etc. In this way we will have the gland-cell, the muscle-cell, and the nerve-cell, each cell destined to produce one of these organs developing others
Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation George McCready Price
In the first case, it provides the muscle-cell with a large reserve deposited in advance: the quantity of glycogen contained in the muscles is, indeed, enormous in comparison with what is found in the other tissues.
Evolution créatrice. English Henri Bergson 1900
The one-celled animal and the muscle-cell respire in the same way, and with the same results -- oxidation, combustion, and resulting waste products.
In like manner, in spite of the complicated apparatus which supplies oxygen and removes carbon dioxide, the respiratory system, respiration is finally the work of the cell, as in amoeba; a muscle-cell respires exactly as does the one-celled animal.
Of the muscle-cell, the liver-cell, and the one-celled animal we may affirm the same properties, but the difference is that while all are secretory the liver-cell is eminently so, and produces bile, which other cells do not; that while it is but feebly contractile, or susceptible of change of form, the muscle-cell is characterized by this property above all others.
This gene affects muscle-cell metabolism, and "it also has major effects on fat metabolism and is one of the things being looked at for treatment of obesity and diabetes," Friedmann said.
Symptoms include severe, incapacitating muscle pain; elevated blood levels of the muscle-cell enzyme creatine kinase, which can cause kidney problems; and myoglobin in the urine, which may turn the urine a dark brown color.
Navy Times - News 2010