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3 types of muscles in the body

1) striated muscle, syn: voluntary or skeletal muscle
2) smooth muscle or involuntary or visceral muscle
3) Cardiac muscle


striated muscle

Composed of bands of fibers that make the muscle look striped (striated); attached to bones (voluntary or skeletal muscle).


visceral muscle

Muscle that lines the walls of internal organs; smooth or involuntary muscle.


cardiac muscle

is striated in appearance but is like smooth muscle in its action. It's movement cannot be consciously controlled. the fibers of cardiac muscle are branching fibers and are found in the heart.

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