Skeletal• Skeletal muscles are used to facilitate movement, by applying force to bones and joints; contraction. They generally contract voluntarily, although they can contract involuntarily.
Cardiac• This type of muscle is found solely in the walls of the heart. It has similarities with skeletal muscles in that it is striated and with smooth muscles in that its contractions are not under conscious control. However this type of muscle is highly specialised. It is under the control of the autonomic nervous system, however, even without a nervous imput contractions can occur due to cells called pacemaker cells. Cardiac muscle is highly resistant to fatigue due to the presence of a large number of mitochondria, myoglobin and a good blood supply allowing continuous aerobic metabolism.
Smooth• Smooth muscles are found in the hollow parts of the body. This would be in places like the stomach, intestines, blood vessels and the bladder. Smooth muscles are arranged in layers with the fibers in each layer running in a different direction. This makes the muscle contract in all directions. A smooth muscle is an involuntary muscle. This means that you cannot consciously control this muscle. These muscles are under the control of autonomic nervous system. This system controls many systems without us being aware of them.
Nervous Tissue• Is the 4th basic tissue in the body.• It is organized into 2 systems, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.• The peripheral system sends impulses to the central nervous system.• The basic cell of nervous tissue is the neuron.("Rutgers.edu")