Compare And Contrast Cardiac Muscle And Skeletal Muscle
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Cardiac VS Skeletal Muscle
Where are they found in the body?
Cardiac muscle is found only in the heart and skeletal muscle is attached to bones which forms the skeleton to be used for movement.
What is the structure?
Cardiac and skeletal muscle is both striated (striped). Skeletal muscle tissue is composed of individual muscle cells known as muscle fibres or myocytes, within each myocyte there is myofibrils which help in muscle contraction. Skeletal muscle is made up is long and cylindrical in shape with blunt-rounded ends, and is multi-nucleated whereas Cardiac muscle is made up of interlocking cardiac muscle cells (fibres) there are still cylindrical but the ends of each cell branch out so each cardiac cell is in contact with numerous cells,