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cardiac muscle

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The specialized muscle of which the walls of the heart are composed. It is composed of a network of branching elongated cells (fibres) whose junctions with neighbouring cells are marked by...

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neurogenic

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adj. 1. caused by disease or dysfunction of the nervous system. 2. arising in nervous tissue. 3. caused by nerve stimulation.

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strength training

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Specificity of training

The adaptation of muscles, and indeed body systems generally, to tasks with which they are repeatedly challenged, is highly specific. Thus training for...

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thyroxine

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A hormone secreted by the thyroid gland, derived from the non-essential amino acid tyrosine, accelerating metabolism and growth and controlling body temperature. Its chemical name is...

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