red fibers

red fi·bers

red skeletal muscle fibers that are rich in sarcoplasm, myoglobin, and mitochondria; they are smaller in diameter and contract more slowly than white fibers.
Synonym(s): slow fiber
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D'Artagnan recognized that voice, and as the window of the ground-floor was open, he leant down from his horse under the branches and red fibers of the vine and cried "Bazin, my dear Bazin
Some muscles have a greater physical activity than others, and, as a consequence, they have a large proportion of red fibers among the white fibers (Kirchofer, Calkins & Gwartne, 2002).
thermal-receipt paper--began embedding tiny red fibers to mark its paper.
Starting in the first two weeks of November, the company's receipt paper comes with something new--tiny flakes of red fibers on the back.
To compare the present results to previous studies, slow-twitch fibers are assumed as slow-twitch oxidative (SO), type I, [beta] red or red fibers, respectively, and fast-twitch fibers as fast-twitch oxidative glycolytic (FOG) and fast-twitch glycolytic (FG) (Peter et al.
The round pin guard has three red fibers in its perimeter to make it visible when centering inside your peep in low light.
The majority of red fibers are found in the vertical and longitudinal bundles (Sato et al.
7) Ragged red fibers and cytochrome c oxidase--negative muscle fibers, reflective of mitochondrial DNA alterations, are frequent but not diagnostic findings.
An example of a mitochondrial disorder is myoclonus epilepsy with ragged red fibers (MERRF), in which the children have myoclonic and generalized tonic clonic seizures, dementia, ataxia, and weakness.
Rigor mortis in normal post mortem (PM) muscle develops at a faster rate in red fibers than in white fiber muscles, but chilling has a greater effect in slowing the rate of rigor mortis development in red fibers compared with white fibers (Sams and Janky, 1991).