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The similarities and difference between cardiac muscle tissue and skeletal muscle tissue.

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´╗┐The similarities and difference between cardiac muscle tissue and skeletal muscle tissue? The cardiac muscle is found in the walls of the heart and it never stops working because of its continuous aerobic metabolism, this is due to the large amounts of mitochondria and myoglobin. The movement is automatic and your heart will expand and contract with very little effort. This means that even during sleep your heart will pump at the same tempo as it does at any other time during the day. The heart muscle is myogenic which means that the muscles in the heart contract by a pulse that is produced by a myocyte. ...read more.

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It is built in a way so that it can easily expand and contract. The functions of the muscle is to help the cardiac cells. The cells contact the muscle and send the blood to the atria ventricles. The reason why the cardiac muscle has a branch like structure is because is forms a mesh like structure which squeezes the heart chambers forcing lots of blood into the lungs into the entire body. Skeletal muscles have different type of structure and functions. The muscle is attached to bring out the movement of the various bones of the skeleton. The skeleton muscles gives the whole skeleton shape and the covers the whole skeleton. ...read more.

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They prevent all of your joints from dislocating. The skeletal muscles generates heat as a by product from all of the muscle activity and it is vital to keep our bodies temperature a normal number. The similarities of both of the muscle tissues is that they striation. They are also very similar in their appearances. There contraction properties are very similar. They both receive mitochondria and they both use it for energy. However they also have many differences. Although that they both have striation the cardiac muscle is more branch like and skeletal muscle is more linear. The cardiac muscles are involuntary whereas skeletal is voluntary. Finally the most important difference is that the cardiac muscle never ever stops working as the skeletal muscle has periods of rest. ...read more.

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