muscle1 - Muscle Muscle Three types (based on appearance...

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    Muscle Three types  (based on appearance and function) Striated –  striped appearance Skeletal Moves the skeleton Cardiac Moves the heart Smooth –  homogeneous appearance   Moves all other organs and blood vessels All are capable of producing movement All contain actin and myosin – the proteins that  produce the movement
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    Three Muscle Types Skeletal Muscle Cardiac Muscle Smooth Muscle striated
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    Skeletal Muscle  Features Muscle that moves the  skeleton, tongue, eyes,  diaphragm, etc. Voluntary muscle  we have conscious control  over its contraction  It needs innervation to  contract. Large, multi nucleated cells  called myofibers Each myofiber is as long as  the overall muscle.
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  Cardiac Muscle  Features Muscle of the heart Involuntary muscle We have no control over  its contraction. It can contract without 
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ANATOMY 328 taught by Professor Krabbenhoft during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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