Muscle tissue is specialised for contraction and so effects movement of our body, the pumping action of the chambers of our heart and changes the size and shape of many internal organs.
After viewing the histological images and interactive text in this module you should
- recognize skeletal striated muscle, cardiac striated muscle and smooth muscle in longitudinal and transverse section.
- recognize the following structures associated with:
Skeletal striated muscle
skeletal muscle fiber
relaxed band pattern
contracted band pattern
A band, I band, Z line
Cardiac striated muscle
intercalated disks stained with PAS and stained with H&E
nucleus (contracted and resting)