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Flashcards in Cardiac Muscle Deck (3):
1

describe the cardiac muscle

long, branching cells

2

what are the functional considerations of the cardiac muscle?

1. intercalated cells (discs)
2. NO oxygen debt (NEEDS oxygen)
3. auto rhythmicity (keeps beating)

3

what does the intercalated cells allow the cardiac muscle to do?

allows the cardiac muscle to contract as a unit