Have you ever wondered how we are capable of moving? If you have, or if you haven’t, the reason is muscles. Without muscles, we would not be able to move because we would not be strong enough. To understand more about muscular tissues, please proceed reading this assignment.
It’s not what we blow our noses with, but a grouping of similar cells that perform the same function. Muscular cells provide structure and protection. It has three main types which are: skeletal, smooth and cardiac.
Firstly, a skeletal muscle is a type of muscle that provides all body movement. It is made up of muscle fibers and is attached to our bones. Skeletal muscle can only contract to cause body parts to move. There is usually one muscle on one side of our bones and an “antagonist” muscle on the other so that the bone can move in different directions. This muscle type is a voluntary muscle and is striated, or marked with parallel grooves.
Secondly, a smooth muscle is a muscle that makes up the walls of our organs (the hollow parts of our body).This type of muscle tissues is sometimes called a visceral muscle. This muscle type is an involuntary muscle which means that it is at work even though we are not conscience of it. Not all of our organs and body parts that are made of smooth muscle are involuntary. For example, we can stop breathing if we wanted to and we can also hold in our urine before we arrive at a washroom. This muscle type is not striated which is why it is called a smooth muscle.
Finally, there is the cardiac muscle. Cardiac muscles are located in the heart and contract to pump throughout our body. Much like the smooth muscles, this type of muscle is involuntary but the difference is that this muscle cannot be controlled by our conscience at all; everything is done subconsciously.
Basically, a muscular tissue allows us to move and gives us protection. They are an immense part of our body, so treat them well!