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What are striated muscles?


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Muscles:

  1. Muscle is a type of contractile tissue organized into systems for increased efficiency.
  2. There are three kinds of muscle in the human body: skeletal (striated), smooth, and cardiac.

Striated muscles:

  1. Striated muscles are a type of muscle in which the light and dark bands are arranged regularly.
  2. These are also called skeletal muscles, as they are attached to the body's skeletal system.
  3. They also contain a special protein called contractile proteins, which contract and relax to cause movement.
  4. Voluntary muscles is another name for striated muscles, as these muscles can be moved independently through the voluntary control of an individual.

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