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Striated skeletal muscle

Skeletal muscle from tongue.  At the top of the image are muscle fibers sectioned lengthwise.  Here the evenly-spaced striations are clearly evident.  At the bottom of the image are muscle fibers cut in cross section.

Compare and contrast three types of muscle.  Click on an image below for a wider view.

Smooth Muscle

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smooth muscle

Cardiac Muscle

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cardiac muscle

Skeletal muscle

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skeletal muscle


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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  11 March 2004 / dgk