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striated muscle tissue

Striated muscle

Striated muscle is a form of fibres that are combined into parallel fibres. More specifically, it can refer to:

In practice, the term "striated muscle" is sometimes used to refer exclusively to skeletal muscle when distinguishing it from smooth muscle. However, different medical dictionaries report different usages of the terms. Cardiac muscle is a different type of muscle, but has almost the same structure as skeletal muscle.

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