Striated muscle tissue
|Striated muscle tissue|
|Latin||textus muscularis striatus|
- Skeletal striated muscle
- Branchiomeric muscle (embryologically different from skeletal muscle)
- Cardiac muscle (heart muscle)
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.
Sarcomer is the functional unit of Striated muscles.
- "Striated muscle". Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (9th ed.). 2012.
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