Cardiac muscle tissue. Definition

Medical Definition: cardiac muscle tissue

Type of muscle tissue composed of branched striated muscle fibers, which anastomose to form a three dimensional network, which is the myocardium. The heart cells are separated from each other through structures called intercalated disks. The striation of the cells is similar to skeletal muscle. Between muscle fibers there is abundant endomysial rich blood and lymphatic capillaries and nerve fibers.

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