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Cardiomyocytes are large and connected muscularly and structurally by interspersed discs that have gaps in junctions for diffusion and communication. Intervertebral discs appear as dark bands between cells and are a unique aspect of cardiomyocytes. They are formed from nearby myocyte membranes, which are very close to each other and form a kind of adhesive between the cells. This allows the transfer of contractile force between cells when electrical depolarization spreads from one cell to another. The key role of cardiomyocytes is to generate enough contractile strength for the heart to beat efficiently. They contract in unison and cause enough pressure to force blood around the body. Smooth muscles are also found in your bladder. When relaxed, they allow you to hold in the urine (piss) until you can go to the bathroom. Then they contract so you can extract urine. These muscles are also located in a woman`s uterus, where a baby develops. There they help push the baby out of the mother`s body when it`s time to be born. Smooth muscle cells are spindle-shaped and contain a single central nucleus. They are between 10 and 600 μm (micrometers) long and are the smallest type of muscle cells.

They are elastic and therefore important for the expansion of organs such as the kidneys, lungs and vagina. The myofibrils of smooth muscle cells are not aligned as in the heart and skeletal muscles, which means they are not scratched, hence the smooth name. Smooth muscles are located in the walls of hollow organs throughout the body. Smooth muscle contractions are involuntary movements triggered by impulses that pass through the autonomic nervous system to smooth muscle tissue. The arrangement of cells in smooth muscle tissue allows contraction and relaxation with great elasticity. Smooth muscles in the walls of organs such as the bladder and uterus allow these organs to dilate and relax as needed. The smooth muscles of the digestive tract (digestive tract) facilitate peristaltic waves that move swallowed food and nutrients. In the eye, smooth muscle changes the shape of the lens to focus objects. Arterial walls include smooth muscles that relax and contract to move blood through the body Skeletal muscles are voluntary muscles, which means you can control what they do. Your leg won`t bend to kick the ball unless you want to. These muscles help form the musculoskeletal system (say: mus-kyuh-low-SKEL-uh-tul) – the combination of your muscles and your skeleton or bone.

The anatomy of muscle cells is different from that of other cells in the body, and biologists have applied specific terminology to different parts of these cells. The cell membrane of a muscle cell is called a sarcolemma and the cytoplasm is called a sarcoplasm. Sarcoplasm contains myoglobin, an oxygen storage site, as well as glycogen in the form of granules in the cytosol, both of which provide energy intake. Sarcoplasma also contains many tubular protein structures called myofibrils, which are made up of myofilaments. There are 3 types of myofilaments; thick, thin and elastic. Thick myofilaments are made from myosin, a type of motor protein, while thin myofilaments are made from actin, another type of protein used by cells for structure. Elastic myofilaments consist of an elastic form of the anchor protein known as titin. Together, these myofilaments work to create muscle contractions by allowing myosin protein heads to run along actin filaments and create a sliding effect.

The basic unit of striped (striped) muscle is a sarcomere consisting of filaments of actin (light stripes) and myosin (dark stripes). The muscle that makes up the heart is called the heart muscle. It is also known as myocardium (pronounced: my-uh-KAR-dee-um). The thick muscles of the heart contract to pump blood and then relax to let the blood enter after it flows through the body. Skeletal muscles are available in many different sizes and shapes so that they can perform many types of tasks. Some of the largest and most powerful muscles are the calf and thigh muscles. They give your body the strength it needs to lift and push things. The muscles in your neck and upper back aren`t that big, but they`re able to do some pretty amazing things: try turning your head, back and forth, up and down to feel the power of your neck muscles.

These muscles also keep their heads high. Smooth muscle cells are responsible for involuntary contractions and are located in the walls of blood vessels and hollow organs such as the gastrointestinal circulation, uterus and bladder. They are also present in the eye and contract by changing the shape of the lens, which causes the eye to focus. Smooth muscles are also responsible for contraction waves throughout the digestive system, forcing food to move through the body (peristalsis). What cells in the human body can contract (and relax)? Muscle cells, commonly known as myocytes, are the cells that make up muscle tissue. There are 3 types of muscle cells in the human body; Heart, skeleton and smooth. Cardiac and skeletal myocytes are sometimes called muscle fibers because of their long, fibrous shape. Heart muscle cells or cardiomyocytes are the muscle fibers that make up the myocardium, the middle muscle layer, of the heart.

Muscle tissue is made up of cells that have the special ability to shorten or contract to create movement of body parts. The tissue is highly cellular and well supplied with blood vessels. The cells are long and thin, so they are sometimes called muscle fibers, and these are usually arranged in bundles or layers surrounded by connective tissue. Actin and myosin are contractile proteins in muscle tissue. As with skeletal heart and muscle cells, smooth muscle cells contract as a result of the depolarization of the sarcolemma. .