The skeletal muscles are one of the two forms of striated muscle (the other being cardiac muscle).
Their function is to provide motility for the body in its environment, en allowing the skeleton to be moved voluntarily.
Each cell muscle making up skeletal striated muscle contains a minimum of two and up to 500 nuclei. They are large multinucleated muscle cells (or fibres). The other parts of the muscle are the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue.
The best known skeletal striated muscles include the biceps, the quadriceps and the abdominal muscles.
The biceps and triceps of the arm are two skeletal striated muscles. © DR.
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