The primary function of smooth muscle cells is to help hollow organs contract. These organs include the bladder and uterus as well as organs in the gastrointestinal tract. Smooth muscle cells also help the eyes maintain ... More »

Smooth muscle cells have the same organelles as other eukaryotic cells. The only difference between smooth muscle cells and other eukaryotic cell types is that smooth muscle cells contain many more mitochondria. More »

Muscle cells belong to one of three types: skeletal, cardiac or smooth muscle, according to InnerBody. All muscles cells are essential in allowing movement of the body and its organs. More »

The function of the abdominal muscles are to protect the internal organs in the abdominal and pelvic regions and provide postural support. There is not one, but several muscles involved in the support of the abdominal ar... More »

According to J. Stein Carter, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont, skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle tissues differ in terms of structure, function and location. Additionally, the way in which ... More »

Muscles have several main functions, including locomotion, heat production, structural support and muscle contractions. Muscles are dense and account for nearly 40 percent of the body's weight. More »

Muscle cells belong to one of three types: skeletal, cardiac or smooth muscle, according to InnerBody. All muscles cells are essential in allowing movement of the body and its organs. More »