Types Of Muscle (muscle Tissue)


Types Of Muscle (muscle Tissue)

Types Of Muscle (muscle Tissue)

Types Of Muscle (muscle Tissue)

Types of Muscle (Muscle Tissue)

Muscle cells, often called muscle fibers because they are long and narrow when relaxed, are specialized contractile cells. They are organized into tissues that move body parts or temporarily alter the shape (reduce the circumference of all or part) of internal organs. Associated connective tissue conveys nerve fibers and capillaries to the muscle cells as it binds them into bundles or fascicles. Three types of muscle are described based on distinct characteristics relating to

  • whether it is normally willfully controlled ( voluntary vs. involuntary ).
  • whether it appears striped or unstriped when viewed under a microscope ( striated vs. smooth or unstriated ).
  • whether it is located in the body wall (soma) and limbs or makes up the hollow organs (viscera, e.g., the heart) of the body cavities or blood vessels ( somatic vs. visceral ).

There are three muscle types:

1. Skeletal striated muscle is voluntary somatic muscle that makes up the gross skeletal muscles that compose the muscular system, moving or stabilizing bones and other structures (e.g., the eyeballs).

2. Cardiac striated muscle is involuntary visceral muscle that forms most of the walls of the heart and adjacent parts of the great vessels, such as the aorta, and pumps blood.

3. Smooth muscle(unstriated muscle) is involuntary visceral muscle that forms part of the walls of most vessels and hollow organs (viscera), moving substances through them by coordinated sequential contractions (pulsations or peristaltic contractions).

Source: Clinically Oriented Anatomy

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