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Muscle/ Nerve Tissue


Muscle Tissue Function Specialized to contract or shorten to produce movement. Muscle cells known as muscle fibers. Types: Skeletal, smooth, cardiac
Skeletal muscle Controlled voluntarily. When they contract, they pull on bones or skins by their connecting tendons o create body movements. Have obvious striations. 3 types: Fast twitch, slow, and intermediate. Many nuclei in order to move
Cardiac Muscle Found only in the heart. Have striations, but only 1 or 2 nuclei. Cells Connected by intercalated discs to increase the response of the heart for the contraction rate. Involuntarily controlled
Smooth Muscle No Striations. Found in walls of hollow organs such as stomach bladder, uterus, blood vessels.
Nervous tissue Group of Neurons (most important cell). Receive and conduct electrochemical impulses from all over the body. Specialized tissue. Found all over the body