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Foundational Model of Anatomy distinguishes between Muscle organ and Muscle. What's the difference between the two?

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    $\begingroup$ Your links do not work. If there is relevant info at either link, please quote it as necessary in your post. Also, please clarify what you are referring to regarding "Foundational Model of Anatomy". If this is a book, please include a more complete citation (i.e., include authors, year, edition, publisher). Thanks $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Dec 7 '20 at 15:02
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The word "muscle" is applied to both the organ and to the tissue.

Below is a decent quote from SEER explaining this (my emphasis added):

A whole skeletal muscle is considered an organ of the muscular system. Each organ or muscle consists of skeletal muscle tissue, connective tissue, nerve tissue, and blood or vascular tissue

If the word "muscle" is used on its own (i.e., without specifying "muscle tissue" or "skeletal muscle"), it is typically referring to the whole skeletal muscle organ.

  • Examples: chest muscles (pectoralis muscles), thigh muscles (quadriceps and hamstrings), etc.

Note: the word "bone" is used in a very similar manner.

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In the context you state, seemingly nothing. "Muscle" is listed as a homonym of "Muscle organ". So it seems, for the sake of the website you like to, there is no difference (unless they are using homonym differently).

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