Striated muscle tissue
|Striated muscle tissue|
|Micrograph showing skeletal striated muscle (fibularis longus). HPS stain.|
|Latin||textus muscularis striatus|
- Cardiac muscle (cardiac refers to the heart).
- Skeletal muscle
- Branchiomeric muscles (embryologically different from skeletal muscle)
In practice, the term "striated muscle" is sometimes used to refer exclusively to cardiac muscle when distinguishing it from smooth muscle. However, different medical dictionaries report different usages of the terms. Cardiac muscle is a different type of muscle, but has almost the same structure as skeletal muscle.