What Are Examples of Muscle Tissue?


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There are three different types of muscle tissues found in the human body: skeletal, smooth and cardiac. All three tissue types are found in different areas of the body and perform similar functions.

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Skeletal muscle surrounds the bone and cartilage in the body. It is voluntarily controlled and is highly striated. Smooth muscles are located in the linings of internal organs. They are not voluntarily controlled, and instead, are controlled by the nervous system. Cardiac muscle is found in the walls of the heart and is also not voluntarily controlled. Cardiac muscle movement is also controlled by the nervous system.

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