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!
Among all the biopsy cases, we diagnosed more than 120 mitochondrial myopathy/encephalomyopathy cases, but only one of them is myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers (MERRF) harboring a novel mutation.
Muscle fibers can be characterized into two types: (a) red fibers; and (b) white fibers (23).
The strain x temperature interaction was significant for the diameter of the red fibers. In the GIFT strain, the temperature heated to 30[degrees]C provided greater diameter (33.34 [micro]m) of these fibers when compared to 28 or 22[degrees]C, but this was not observed in the Red and Supreme strains.
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., 1972), type IIA and type IIB (Brooke and Kaiser, 1970), a red and a white (Ashmore and Doerr, 1971) or intermediate and white fibers (Gauthier and Padykula, 1966).
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.