Cardiac Muscle


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Cardiac Muscle
Cardiac MuscleThe myocardium, or muscle tissue of the heart, is composed of millions of elongated, striated, multinucleated cardiac muscle cells. These cells are approximately 15 μm × 15 μm × 150 μm long and can be depolarized and repolarized like skeletal muscle cells. The meaning of the terms "depolarized" and "repolarized" will be explained in Section 2.6. Figure 2.4 shows a typical group of myocardial muscle cells. Individual cardiac muscle cells are interconnected by dense structures known as inte…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Cardiac Muscle, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export