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Skeletal Muscles
...  tissues: the smooth, the cardiac and the skeletal muscles. The smooth muscles make up the muscle tissues in hollow organs in the body, such as the stomach, gastro-intestinal tract and uterus; The Cardiac muscle is located in the heart; and lastly, the skeletal muscles are found attached to bones. To understand the skeletal muscles, here is a simpler explanation about them. Anatomy The  ...

Cardiac Muscle
...  muscles are part of the three types of muscles in the body. The other two are the smooth and the skeletal muscles. It makes up the muscular layer of the heart. Each time the heart contracts, the individual muscle cells shorten and thus, cause the continuous beating. In order to understand the functions better, take a look at it under the microscope. Histology The individual cardiac  ...

Smooth Muscle
...  the difference of the charges inside and outside of the cell. Repolarization is the opposite process. A gap junction between cells facilitates the authorhythmicity of the action of smooth muscles. Cardiac muscles One specific example for smooth muscles are the Cardiac muscles. Although the Cardiac muscles contain characteristics of both the skeletal and smooth muscles, it still demonstrates  ...

Conduction System of the Heart
...  of the heart as it is responsible for setting the heart rate and rhythm. This impulse spreads through the atria, which causes the walls to contract. The neurons that supply the nerves to the Cardiac muscle hold several similarities to the neurons that innervate the skeletal muscle. These neurons can be greatly influenced by the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system. The  ...


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