Shape: long, cylindrical, multinucleated cells with obvious striation
Function: Initiates and controls voluntary movement
Found: skeletal muscles that attach to bones or skin
Cardiac Muscle Smooth Muscle Muscle Tissues
Cardiac Muscle Tissue
Shape: Branching, striated, uninucleated cells interlocking at intercalated
Function: Propels blood into the circulation
Found: walls of the heart
Skeletal Muscle Smooth Muscle Muscle Tissues
Smooth Muscle Tissue
Shape: sheet of spindle-shaped cells with central nuclei that have no striation
Function: propels substances along internal passageways called peristalsis.
Found: walls of hollow organs
Skeletal Muscle Cardiac Muscle Muscle Tissues
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