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Characteristics of Muscle Tissue

Characteristics of Muscle Tissue
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Electrical excitability (conductivity)
Muscle fibers respond to stimuli by conducting electrical impulses called action potentials.
Contractility
Muscle contracts and becomes shorter and thicker. This produces movement.
Extensibility
Ability to extend (stretch) without being demaged
Elasticity
Muscle tissue is able to return to its original shape after extension or contraction.