Dictionary of Nursing and Individual Health Care



1. an organ in the body, which contracts to make part of the body move  ⬛ If you do a lot of exercises you develop strong muscles. The muscles in his legs were still weak after he had spent two months in bed. She had muscle cramp after going into the cold water. See illustration at EYE in Supplement
2. same as muscle tissue

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