Distinguish between smooth muscles and skeletal muscles.
|No.||Smooth Muscles||Skeletal Muscles|
|1.||These muscles are found in the walls of visceral organs and blood vessels.||These muscles are found attached to the bone.|
|2.||Each muscle cell is spindle-shaped or fusiform and unbranched.||They are cylindrical in shape and branched.|
|3.||They have a single, centrally located nucleus.||They contain several nuclei that are shifted to the periphery due to the presence of large number of myofibrils.|
|4.||Striations are absent in smooth muscles.||Striations are present in skeletal muscles|
|5.||They undergo slow and sustained involuntary contractions.||They show quick and strong voluntary contractions.|
|6.||They contain lesser myosin are more actin as compared to skeletal muscles.||They contain more myosin and lesser actin as compared to smooth muscles.|
Concept: Animal Tissues - Muscular Tissue
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