The main function of muscle cells is to produce contractions of the muscle. Impulses are sent through the nervous system along the muscle cells and cause the muscle to contract. More »

MedlinePlus explains that the human body has three different types of muscles: skeletal, cardiac and smooth. These muscle groups have different functions, are located in different parts of the body and have different str... More »

The main difference between muscle and nerve cells is their structure and function. Muscle cells form muscle tissues which contract and relax muscles both voluntarily and involuntarily. Nerve cells form nervous tissues w... More »

According to About.com Biology section, there are three different types of muscle cells, and each has a different structure related to its function. Cardiac muscles are designed to contract together; skeletal-muscle cell... 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 »

Different muscle cells have different functions but they all have a special ability, the ability to contract. This contraction has the function of generating movement More »

Individual muscle cells, or myocytes, are surrounded by a thin connective tissue sheath known as the endomysium. This protective sheath allows smooth muscle contraction by electrically insulating each individual myocyte ... More »