Muscle tissues

 | Structure | Smooth Muscle Tissue | Skeletal Muscle Tissue | Cardiac (Heart) Muscle Tissue |

Structure

We know that living organisms can move on their own or can perform other types of movement. Muscle tissue has a ability to relax and contrast and so bring about movement and mechanical work in various parts of the body. There are other movements in the body too which are necessary for the survival of the organism such as the heart beat and the movements of the alimentary canal.

Muscles can be divided into three main groups according to their structure, e.g.:

A whole muscle with many
fasciculi

Types of Muscle Tissue

Cardiac Muscle Tissue

| epithelial tissue | connective tissue | muscle tissue | nervous tissue |