Histology- Muscles

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Ruth
  • Created on: 04-02-13 12:54
What is a muscle?
A tissue whose cells have the ability to contrac to produce force or movement.
1 of 8
What are the three main types of muscle?
Skeletal, Smooth and Cardiac.
2 of 8
What is striated muscle?
Both cardiac and skeletal muscle appear striated but it is commonly used to refer to skeletal muscle.
3 of 8
What about skeletal muscle?
Muscle fibers are very long. There is no cell-cell contact. Contractile units are visible as stripes at microscopic level.
4 of 8
What about smooth muscle?
Smooth muscle cells are connected by gap junctions therefore contains little connective tissue. The muscle cells are spindle shaped.
5 of 8
What is the proper name for spindle shaped?
Fusiform.
6 of 8
What about cardiac muscle?
Connected by intercalated discs. Can be branched.
7 of 8
What are intercalated discs?
Cell adhesions made up of desmosomes and gap junctions.
8 of 8

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

What are the three main types of muscle?

Back

Skeletal, Smooth and Cardiac.

Card 3

Front

What is striated muscle?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What about skeletal muscle?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What about smooth muscle?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »