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Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

The specialized muscle of which the walls of the heart are composed. It is composed of a network of branching elongated cells (fibres) whose junctions with neighbouring cells are marked by...

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cardiac muscle

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 90 words.

A specialized form of muscle that is peculiar to the vertebrate heart. Each cardiac muscle fibre is an individual small

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cardiac muscle

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 136 words.

A specialized form of *muscle that is peculiar to the vertebrate heart. Each cardiac muscle fibre is an individual

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cardiac muscle

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 65 words.

Muscle found only in the heart. The cells are striated, contain a single nucleus and branch, so that they fit together tightly at junctions called intercalated discs. Although cardiac...

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cardiac muscle

Edited by Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 140 words.

A specialized form of *muscle that is peculiar to the vertebrate heart. Each cardiac muscle fibre is an individual small cell, tapering at either end and containing a single nucleus. The...

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Heart muscle engineering: An update on cardiac muscle replacement therapy

Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann, Michael Didié, Stephan Döker, Ivan Melnychenko, Hiroshi Naito, Christina Rogge, Malte Tiburcy and Thomas Eschenhagen.

in Cardiovascular Research

August 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 7778 words.

Abstract

Cardiac muscle engineering aims at providing functional myocardium to repair diseased hearts and model cardiac development, physiology, and disease...

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Skeletal muscle characteristics, muscle strength and thigh muscle area in patients before and after cardiac transplantation

Maria Schaufelberger, Bengt O. Eriksson, Lars Lönn, Bengt Rundqvist, Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen and Karl Swedberg.

in European Journal of Heart Failure

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 3477 words.

Background:

Patients with chronic heart failure demonstrate several skeletal muscle abnormalities. The underlying mechanisms are unclear. After cardiac...

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Cardiac assistance from skeletal muscle: a reappraisal

Stanley Salmons.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery. 8388 words.

Summary

Cardiac assistance from skeletal muscle offers an attractive surgical solution to the problem of end-stage heart failure, yet it is widely regarded...

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cardiac muscle

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

The specialized muscle of which the walls of the heart are composed. It is composed of a network of branching elongated cells (fibres) whose junctions with neighbouring cells are marked by...

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cardiac muscle

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 29 words.

The specialized muscle from which the vertebrate heart is composed. The muscle fibres are branched and interlock and the muscle

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cardiac muscle

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 29 words.

The specialized muscle from which the vertebrate heart is composed. The muscle fibres are branched and interlock and the muscle

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cardiac muscle

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 40 words.

the specialized muscle of which the walls of the *heart are composed. It is composed of a network of

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cardiac muscle

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 41 words.

the specialized muscle of which the walls of the *heart are composed. It is composed of a network of branching elongated cells (fibres) whose junctions with neighbouring cells are marked by...

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cardiac muscle

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 53 words.

Special muscle found only within the heart. It can contract rhythmically without any external stimulation from nerves or hormones, as

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cardiac muscle

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 53 words.

Special muscle found only within the heart. It can contract rhythmically without any external stimulation from nerves or hormones, as

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cardiac muscle

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 35 words.

the specialized muscle of which the walls of the vertebrate heart are made. It is composed of a network (syncytium)

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cardiac muscle

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 1002 words.

Your heart beats about once a second for the whole of your life, and of course has no opportunity to

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cardiac muscle

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 4 words.

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Ca<sup>2+</sup> exchange with troponin C and cardiac muscle dynamics

Jonathan P. Davis and Svetlana B. Tikunova.

in Cardiovascular Research

March 2008; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 6289 words.

Controversy abounds in the cardiac muscle literature over the rate-limiting steps of cardiac muscle contraction and relaxation. However, the idea of a single biochemical mechanism being the...

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Gene expression profiling studies of aging in cardiac and skeletal muscles

Sang-Kyu Park and Tomas A. Prolla.

in Cardiovascular Research

May 2005; p ublished online May 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 5822 words.

Abstract

To examine transcriptional alterations associated with aging in skeletal muscle and the heart, we and others have used DNA microarrays to compare...

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Abnormal cardiac and skeletal muscle mitochondrial function in pacing-induced cardiac failure

José Marín-García, Michael J. Goldenthal and Gordon W. Moe.

in Cardiovascular Research

October 2001; p ublished online October 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine. 5288 words.

Abstract

Background: Previous studies have shown that marked changes in myocardial mitochondrial structure and function occur in human cardiac...

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