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Skeletal Muscle Histology

Skeletal muscle has striated appearance. It is under voluntary control and is innervated by somatic motor nerve. A muscle fiber or simply a muscle cell consists of:

  • Sarcolemma
  • ‘T’ tubules
  • Sarcoplasm
  • Sarcoplasmic reticulum
  • Mitochondria
  • Myofibrils
  • Myofilaments

Further detail can be found here.


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Cardiac Muscle


Smooth Muscle

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