Uploaded by ashlyyyy1233

MuscleDefinitionsWorksheet-1 (1)

Name Camori Jackson__________Date10/12/20_________Period__3rd ___
Muscle Cell Types Definitions
1. Skeletal muscle- A muscle which is connected to the skeleton to form a part
of the mechanical system which moves the limbs and other parts of the
2. Striated muscle- Muscle tissues in which the contractile fibrils in the cells
are aligned in parallel bundles, muscles of this type are attached to the
skeleton by tendons and are under voluntary control.
3. Cardiac muscle – It is an involuntary, striated muscle that constitutes the
main tissue of the walls of the heart.
4. Endomysium – Is a wispy layer of areolar connective tissue that sheaths each
individual myocyte.
5. Perimysium – is a sheath of connective tissue that groups muscle fibers into
bundles or fascicles.
6. Fascicle- A bundle of structures, such as nerve or muscle fibers or
conducting vessels in plants.
7. Tendons – A tendon is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that
connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension.
8. Aponeuroses – A fibrous sheet or flat, expanded tendon, giving attachment
to muscular fibers and serving as the means of origin or insertion of a flat
9. Smooth muscle – Is a type of muscle tissue which is used by various systems
to apply pressure to vessels and organs.
10. Involuntary muscle – Are muscles in the human body whose contraction is
controlled by the autonomic nervous system.