Difference between striated, non-striated and cardiac muscle, Biology


                     Striated                                                              Non-striated                                                       Cardiac

1.         They are present in the                1.       They are present in the oeso-                 1.     They are present in the limbs, body walls, tongue,                                          phagus (posterior part only),                            wall of the heart, pulmonary pharynx and beginning of                                    urino-gential tract, urinary                                 veins and superior vena cava. oesophagus.                                                     bladder, vessels, iris of eye,dermis

                                                                    of skin, and arrector pili muscles of hair.                                                         

2.         Cylindrical.                                      2.      Spindle shaped.                                          2.     Cylindrical.


3.         Fibres unbranched.                     3.       Fibres unbranched.                                    3.     Fibres branched.


4.         Multinucleate.                                4.       Uninucleate.                                                 4.     Uninucleate.


5.         Bounded by sarcolemma.         5.       Bounded by plasmalemma.                    5.     Bounded by plasmalemma.


6.         Light and dark bands present.   6.       Light and dark bands absent.                  6.     Faint light and dark bands present.


7.         No oblique bridges and             7.       No oblique bridges and inter-                 7.   Oblique bridges and intercaated inter-calated discs.                                          calated discs.                                                       discs present.

8.         Nerve supply from central         8.       Nerve supply from autonomic                 8.     Nerve supply from the brain and nervous system.                                     nervous system.                                                  autonomic nervous system.

9.         Blood supply is abundant.         9.      Blood supply is scanty.                              9.     Blood supply is abundant.


10.      Very rapid contraction.                10.     Slow contraction.                                       10.   Rapid contraction.


11.       They soon get fatigued.             11.      They donot get fatigued.                           11.   They never get fatigued.


12.      Voluntary                                        12.     Involuntary                                                   12.   Involuntary

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