Striated muscle tissue

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Striated muscle tissue
Skeletal striated muscle.jpg
Micrograph showing skeletal striated muscle (fibularis longus). HPS stain.
Details
Latin textus muscularis striatus
Identifiers
Code TH H2.00.05.2.00001
Anatomical terminology

Striated muscle tissue is muscle tissue that has repeating sarcomeres, in contrast with smooth muscle tissue. Specifically, striated muscles are:

Contractions in striated muscles are voluntary, except for the heart muscle, in which contractions are involuntary. Cardiac muscle is often treated separately from the other striated muscles, as it has somewhat different characteristics.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Striated muscle". Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions (9th ed.). 2012.