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voluntary skeletal muscle contraction (GO:0003010)
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involuntary skeletal muscle contraction +   
regulation of excitatory postsynaptic membrane potential involved in skeletal muscle contraction  
regulation of skeletal muscle contraction +   
voluntary skeletal muscle contraction +   
A process in which force is generated within voluntary skeletal muscle tissue, resulting in a change in muscle geometry. Force generation involves a chemo-mechanical energy conversion step that is carried out by the actin/myosin complex activity, which generates force through ATP hydrolysis. In the voluntary skeletal muscle, the muscle contraction takes advantage of an ordered sarcomeric structure and it is under voluntary control. Voluntary skeletal muscle is skeletal muscle that is under conscious control.

Definition Sources: GOC:mtg_cardio, GOC:mtg_muscle

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