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Is voluntary, striated, and made up of long slender striped cells. Contracts quickly in response to stimulation, and act in opposing groups
Is involuntary, non-striated, and composed of sprindle-shaped cells. Found in viscera, especially the stomach. Contracts slowly
Major functions of muscles
Assist in conducting nerve impulses to brain, assist in movement, produce heat, and protect organs
The ability to contract or shorten and to thicken when a muscle shortens; it exerts pull
Broad thin muscles which support internal organs, assist in respiration, and assist in eliminating waste from the large intestine and bladder
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