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Compare different tissues(Cardiac and skeletal muscles)  with similar functions in...

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alison12 | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted May 21, 2012 at 7:14 PM via web

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Compare different tissues(Cardiac and skeletal muscles)  with similar functions in terms of their structures functions?

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dano7744 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted May 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM (Answer #1)

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The heart is composed of cardiac muscle called the myocardium. An important distinction between types of muscles is whether they are voluntary or involuntary. The myocardium is involuntary. You don't have to tell your heart to beat--it does so on its own because your autonomic nervous system controls things like the beating of the heart. By contrast, skeletal muscle is voluntary--you make a conscious effort to use skeletal muscles. Skeletal muscles are the muscles attached to the skeleton. You use skeletal muscles during activities like walking, running, and talking.

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