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adjective conative, deliberate, designed, discretionary, effected by choice, elective, facultative, free, intended, intentional, optional, purposeful, unaccidental, unbidden, uncoerced, uncompelled, unconstrained, unforced, unprompted, unrestrained, volens, volitient, volitional, volitionary, willful, without compulsion, without constraint
Associated concepts: voluntary abandonment, voluntary acceptance, voluntary act, voluntary agreement, voluntary appearance, voluntary assignment, voluntary confession, voluntary conveyance, voluntary discontinuance, voluntary dismissal, voluntary exposure, voluntary gift, voluntary grant, voluntary homocide, voluntary manslaughter, volunnary partition, voluntary payment, voluntary petition in bankruptcy, voluntary retirement, voluntary separation, voluntary statement, voluntary suspension, voluntary testiiony, voluntary trust, voluntary waste
See also: consenting, deliberate, gratis, gratuitous, spontaneous, unsolicited, willful, willing

VOLUNTARY. Willingly; done with one's consent; negligently. Wolff, Sec. 5.
     2. To render an act criminal or tortious it must be voluntary. If a man, therefore, kill another without a will on his part, while engaged in the performance of a lawful act, and having taken proper care to prevent it, he is not guilty of any crime. And if he commit an injury to the person or property of another, he is not liable for damages, unless the act has been voluntary or through negligence, as when a collision takes place between two ships without any fault in either. 2 Dobs. R. 83 3 Hagg. Adm. R. 320, 414.
     3. When the crime or injury happens in the performance of an unlawful act, the party will be considered as having acted voluntarily.
     4. A negligent escape permitted by an officer having the custody of a prisoner will be presumed as voluntary; under a declaration or count charging the escape to have been voluntary, the party will, therefore, be allowed to give a negligent escape in evidence. 1 Saund. 35, n. 1. So Will.

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Applications for Spine Injury, Cerebral Palsy, re-developing spontaneous voluntary muscle control and measuring EMG signals are included in these certification approvals.
monofilament testing, nerve palpation and voluntary muscle testing assessment have higher specificity, they have very low sensitivity for assessing peripheral nerve damage in leprosy.
The firing of the motor neuron during voluntary muscle contraction depends on the appropriate level of descending (efferent) output to the motor neurons in the ventral horn of the spinal cord.
ALS is a progressive neuromuscular disorder that affects primarily voluntary muscles.
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the motor neurons of the brain and spinal cord that are responsible for voluntary muscle movement.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the motor neurons of the brain and spinal cord that are responsible for voluntary muscle movement leading to degeneration of the voluntary motor system.
Why athletes develop diarrhea is likely to be a complicated story involving stress and other emotional factors as well as reduced blood flow to the gastric mucosa during prolonged voluntary muscle activity, he noted.
The motor cortex controls voluntary muscle movements.
Eventually, he believes that the machine will be able to record involuntary as well as voluntary muscle movements, leading to the composition of musical scores based on heartbeats and brainwaves as well as the flexing of biceps and other muscles.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rare group of neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement.
When these nerve cells cease to function as they should, control of essential voluntary muscle activity such as breathing, swallowing, speech and motor movement becomes increasingly difficult and eventually impossible to do.

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