Which feature differentiates cardiac muscles from smooth muscles?

Cardiac muscles are striated whereas smooth muscles are unstriated

  • Cardiac muscle cells are located in the walls of the heart, appear striated, and are under involuntary control.
  • it performs coordinated contractions that allow your heart to pump blood through your circulatory system
  • Smooth muscle fibres are located in walls of hollow visceral organs, except the heart, appear spindle-shaped, and are also under involuntary control. It consists of narrow spindle-shaped cells with a single, centrally located nucleus.
  • Smooth muscle consists of two types: single-unit and multi-unit.

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