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skeletal muscles

-long, threadlike cells, striated, many nuclei near plasma membrane
-function: voluntary movements of skeletal parts, facial expressions
-location: muscles usually attached to bones
-appearance: unbranched and relatively parallel

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smooth muscle

-shorter spindle-shaped cells, single central nucleus
-function: involuntary movements of internal organs
-locations: walls of hollow internal organs

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cardiac muscle

-branched cells, striated, usually single nucleus
-function: heart contractions to pump blood, involuntary
-location: heart walls
-appearance: branched and connected in complex networks