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What is the difference between a voluntary muscle and an involuntary muscle?


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April 11, 2018 4:57AM

A voluntary muscle is one you must consciously choose to move, such as when pointing your finger or picking up a glass. An involuntary muscle is one that moves without you choosing to move it, such as heart muscle, and muscles involved in reflexes such as eye blinking.
The difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles is (involuntary muscle)when you move without you choosing to move it and (voluntary muscle) that is when you can choose a muscle to move with.
Voluntary muscles are consciously moved. Involuntary muscles are not consciously moved, smooth muscles and cardiac muscles are examples of involuntary muscles. When a muscle is both voluntary and involuntary it is considered voluntary.