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describe the cardiac muscle

long, branching cells


what are the functional considerations of the cardiac muscle?

1. intercalated cells (discs)
2. NO oxygen debt (NEEDS oxygen)
3. auto rhythmicity (keeps beating)


what does the intercalated cells allow the cardiac muscle to do?

allows the cardiac muscle to contract as a unit