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cardiac muscle

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
cardiac muscle

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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 muscle is ...

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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