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Skeletal muscle

Skeletal muscle is a type of striated muscle, attached to the skeleton.

Skeletal muscles are used to facilitate movement, by applying force to bones and joints; via contraction.

They generally contract voluntarily (via nerve stimulation), although they can contract involuntarily.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Skeletal muscle", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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