By Francesca M., Isabella P. and Mathilde S. What is a muscle cell?
<ul><li>An extended contraction cell that forms the muscles of the body </li></ul><ul><li>There are three types: </li></ul...
<ul><li>Usually attached to bones </li></ul><ul><li>By contracting skeletal muscles, it causes different body parts to mov...
<ul><li>Fibers branch out in many directions </li></ul><ul><li>The contraction of these fibers make the heart beat </li></...
<ul><li>Also called involuntary muscles  </li></ul><ul><li>They appear smoother than other muscles </li></ul><ul><li>They ...
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  1. 1. By Francesca M., Isabella P. and Mathilde S. What is a muscle cell?
  2. 2. <ul><li>An extended contraction cell that forms the muscles of the body </li></ul><ul><li>There are three types: </li></ul><ul><li>Skeletal-found throughout the body </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiac-found in the walls of the heart </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth-found in a number of systems throughout the body </li></ul>A muscle cell is...
  3. 3. <ul><li>Usually attached to bones </li></ul><ul><li>By contracting skeletal muscles, it causes different body parts to move </li></ul><ul><li>They are often called striated muscles because they look striped </li></ul><ul><li>They react quickly but they also tire quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Can be very long and sometimes over 30 cm </li></ul>Skeletal
  4. 4. <ul><li>Fibers branch out in many directions </li></ul><ul><li>The contraction of these fibers make the heart beat </li></ul><ul><li>It is also striped </li></ul>Cardiac
  5. 5. <ul><li>Also called involuntary muscles </li></ul><ul><li>They appear smoother than other muscles </li></ul><ul><li>They help control breathing, blood pressure, the movement of the digestive system and the eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike skeletal muscles they react slowly and tire slowly </li></ul><ul><li>Only have one nucleus </li></ul>Smooth
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