Muscle tissue accounts for nearly one-half of the total body weight and consists of three distinct subtypes:
• striated (skeletal) muscle
• smooth (visceral) muscle, and
• cardiac muscle
Each type of muscle cell is designed to perform one basic function.
Striated muscle is attached to bones that move the skeleton.
Smooth muscle is located in the walls of hollow internal structures, such as the intestines and blood vessels, allowing such organs to expand and contract.
Cardiac muscle occurs only in the heart, where it forms the walls and enables the heart to pump blood. When viewed under the light microscope, striated muscle cells appear long and thread-like with alternating light and dark cross strips called striations. In contrast, smooth muscle has no striations, Cardiac muscle cells, each of which has a nucleus, are slightly striated. Each cardiac muscle cell tends to divide into a "y" or "x" shape, so that it has more than two ends and joins more than two other cells, i.e., it intercalates. The ends of one cardiac muscle cell are separated from adjoining cells by a band called an intercalated disk.
Unlike skeletal muscle, smooth muscle and cardiac muscle are controlled involuntarily, i.e., an individual cannot stop or start the muscle action.
highly cellular and well vascularized
skeletal muscle tissue,cardiac muscle tissue smooth muscle tissue
Skeletal muscle tissue, caradiac muscle tissue, and smooth muscle tissue. Smooth not rough muscle tissue!
Muscle tissue is deep to epidermal tissue. Epidermal tissue is superficial to muscle tissue.
NO, muscle is not a conective tissue because tissue is divided into different types (epithelial, conevtive, muscle and nervous). Muscle is in the the muscle tissue category
Yes. It is a muscle tissue.
The most abundant muscle tissue in the body is skeletal muscle tissue.
Muscle tissue can stretch.
muscle tissue, the muscle is called smooth muscle
the connective tissue that connects muscle to muscle is an aponuerosis.
Muscle cells are smaller than muscle tissue.