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Muscle tissue
"myo"; consist of muscle cells or fibers; its major job is contraction
Muscle tissue function
move body by pulling skeletal bone or push blood through circulatory system, or plush fluids; serves as gate or sphincter or guard; generate heat
3 types of muscles
Skeletal, cardiac, and smooth
Skeletal muscle
biggest and most abundant; controlled voluntarily; striated; multinucleated
Cardiac muscle
smaller than skeletal; found only in heart; involuntarily controlled; striated; mostly uninucleated; branched by intercalated disc or gap junction for fast communication between cells
Smooth muscle
smallest; involuntarily controlled; non-striated; uninucleated; lines hollow spaces such as blood vessels; longitudinally and circularly arranged
Skeletal muscle organization
Epimysium covers the whole muscle; Perimysium covers the fascicle; Endomysium covers each single fiber or cell
a bundle of muscle fibers; a smaller compartment inside the muscle
connective tissue sheet that connects muscle to bone
connective tissue sheet that connects muscle to muscle