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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
...  produce and be distributed throughout the entire body, it is important that each function is synchronized accurately. The contraction of the chambers of the heart is organized through specialized cardiac muscles that comprise the conduction system. The heart’s electrical conduction system is essential to allow the efficient contraction of all four chambers of the heart to allow blood  ...


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