14.4 Cardiac musculature



Histological aspects


In contrast to the myoblasts of the skeletal musculature, the myocardial precursor cells do not fuse into a syncytium but rather remain as individual cells. They are connected with one another, though, by complex adhering junctions, the intercalated disks, and thus form a cellular bond that stays together.


Fig. 24 - Cardiac muscle 500x
(cross section)
Fig. 25 - Cardiac muscle 1000x
(longitudinal)
 Legenda

1
2
Cell nucleus (centrally located)
Muscle cell (cross section)


1
2
Cell nucleus (centrally located)
Muscle cell (longitudinal)

Fig. 24 left
Cardiac musculature 500x (cross section)

Fig. 25 right
Cardiac musculature 1000x (longitudinal)



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