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Summary of Muscle Types


CHARACTERISTICS SKELETAL CARDIAC SMOOTH
LOCATION ATTACHED TO
BONES
HEART
(MYOCARDIUM)
VISCERA,
IRIS
MICROSCOPIC
APPERANCE
STRIATED
MULTINUCLEATED
UNBRANCHED
STRIATED
UNINUCLEATED BRANCHED
INTERCALATED
DISKS
SPINDLE
SHAPED
UNINUCLEATED
NON STRIATED
NERVE CONTROL VOLUNTARY INVOLUNTARY INVOLUNTARY
SARCOMORES YES YES NO
T-TUBLES YES YES NO
GAP JUNCTIONS NO YES YES VISCERAL
CELL SIZE LARGE LARGE SMALL
CALCIUM SOURCE SR SR,ECF SR, ECF
CONTRACTION
SPEED
FAST MODERATE SLOW
CAPACITY FOR
DIVISION
NONE NONE LIMITED
REGENERATION LIMITED NONE CONSIDERABLE
COMPARED TO
OTHER MUSCLE