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What are the three types of muscle tissue in the body?


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The three main types are skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and cardiac muscle. Skeletal muscle has a striped appearance earning its other name striated muscle. It is designed to work at a moments notice but it tires easily. Smooth muscle is not striped. It is designed to work slowly so therefore it tires slowly. Cardiac muscle is also striated. Cardiac muscle is designed to work continuously without tiring out.