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location: walls of hollow organs, vessels, respiratory passageways
characteristics: tapered at each end, single nucleus, non-striated
location: wall of heart
characteristics: branching networks, single nucleus, lightly striated
location: attached to bones
characteristics: long and cylindrical, multi-nucleated, heavily striated
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(Lou Gehrig Disease)
a progressive degenerative of the nerve tracts of the spinal cord, causing muscular atrophy
a chronic disorder characterized by widespread aching and stiffness of muscles and soft tissues and fatigue
group of inherited muscle disorders that cause muscle weakness without affecting the nervous system
an immunological disorder characterized by flucyuating weakness, esp. of the facial and external eye muscle
term given to describe pain in the anterior portion of the lower leg during running, walking, and other similar activities
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