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This image illustrates a longitudinal-section of cardiac muscle, clearly demonstrating the branching nature of cardiac muscle fibers.  Intercalated disks.are unstained (pale).  Muscle striations should be visible at this magnification, but in this digital image they are obscured by pixellation.

Click on thumbnail at left for a lower-magnification view. 

Click on the thumbnail at right for a specimen stained to highlight intercalated disks.

 

 

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Last updated:  5 September 2003 / dgk