How do you distinguish between a skeletal muscle and a cardiac muscle?
|Skeletal muscle||Cardiac muscle|
|1||They are present in the limbs, body walls, tongue,pharynx and begining of oesophagus||They are present in wall of the heart, pulmonary veins and superior vena cava|
|2||Fibres unbranched||Fibres branched|
|4||Light and dark brands present||Faint light and dark bands present|
|5||No oblique bridges and intercalated discs||Oblique bridges and intercalated discs present|
|6||Nerve supply from central nervous system||Nerve supply from the brain and automatic nervous system|
|7||Very rapid contraction||Rapid contraction|
|8||They soon get fatigued||They never get fatigued|
Concept: Concept of Muscle
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