Tissue Types: Muscle and Nervous Tissue


The three main muscle tissues 

  • Striated (skeletal or voluntary) tissue is under conscious control, enabling us to move our bones.
  • Non-Striated (smooth or involuntary) tissue is concerned with many internal body processes and functions, such as peristalsis in the digestive system. 
  • Cardiac tissue is found only in the heart wall. It is not under conscious control and never tires. 

Characteristics of muscle tissue which contribute to muscle functioning

  • Contractability: The ability to shorten and thicken.
  • Irritability: The ability…


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