The muscular system is generally regarded as consisting of one type of muscle found in the body skeletal muscle.
However, there are two other types of muscle tissue found in the body:
- skeletal muscle
- smooth muscle and
- cardiac muscle
These muscles are important components of other systems. These three types of muscle can be characterized by whether they are controlled voluntarily or involuntarily, whether they appear striated (striped) or smooth, and whether they are associated with the body wall (somatic), or with organs and blood vessels (visceral).
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