Cardiac muscle

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  • Cardiac muscle
    • Three types of Cardiac muscle
      • Ventricular muscle
      • Atrial muscle
      • Specialised excitatory and conductive muscle fibres
    • Branched fibres with intercalated discs joining cells at their ends
    • Contracts quickly, no fatigue
    • Contraction is myogenic, rate controlled by autonomic nervous system
    • Pumps blood around body

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