Types of muscle tissue
There are three types of muscle tissue. Cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle and smooth muscle.
|Muscle type||Voluntary or Involuntary||Characteristics|
The muscle found only in the heart. Consists of striated (striped) muscle fibres. Under unconscious control (autonomic nervous system).
The muscles attached to bones. Consists of striated muscle fibres. Under conscious control (somatic nervous system).
The muscle found within our organs i.e stomach and arteries. Has a smooth appearance. Under unconscious control (autonomic nervous system).