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Differentiate between striated, unstriated and cardiac muscles.


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Striated muscles: Skeletal muscles are the form of striated muscles that remain attached to bones by tendons.

Unstriated muscles: Smooth muscles are the form of unstriated muscles which are present in organs like the small intestine, stomach etc.

Cardiac muscles: These are the muscles of the heart.

Types and featuresStriated musclesUnstriated musclesCardiac muscles
StructureLong, cylindrical and branchedShort, spindle-shapedShort, cylindrical
LocationLimbs, tongue, pharynx etcBlood vessels, small intestine etc. Heart
Presence of bandsDark and light bands presentNo bandsPresence of bands
ActionVoluntaryInvoluntaryInvoluntary

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