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Types of muscle tissue

Dani Ribó 04 / 19 / 2011

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Microscopy Method Light field optical microscopy
Embedding method Plastic
Staining method Hematoxylin-eosin
Section thickness 1-2 um


Image of muscular tissue stained with hematoxylin-eosin.
This image shows the tree major types of muscle tissue.
- Cardiac muscle is a type of involuntary striated muscle found in the walls of the heart, specifically the myocardium. The cells that comprise cardiac muscle are mononuclear, like smooth muscle cells.
- Skeletal muscle is a form of striated muscle tissue existing under control of the somatic nervous system. As its name suggests, most skeletal muscle is attached to bones by bundles of collagen fibers known as tendons. Skeletal muscle is made up of individual components known as muscle fibers. These fibers are formed from the fusion of developmental myoblasts.
- Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood and lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract.


this is a fun page
Damian Márquez
Love the images, although having different cuts from each muscle would have helped a lot.
Dani RIbó
Thankfull for comment.
Best Regards, Dani


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