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KIN 205: Chapter 14, Cardiovascular Physiology: D.1. Structure: Heart muscle: 5. they are branched, 6. they have a single nucleus, 7. they are attached to each other by specialized junctions called intercalated disks. These disks consist of : i) interdigitated membranes linked
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Unformatted text preview: by desmosomes, ii) and contain gap-junctions that allow direct movement of ions from one cell to another and electrically couple the heart muscle allowing waves of depolarization to spread rapidly from cell to cell....
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