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myocardium

the muscular tissue of the heart

Myocardium

 

the muscular layer that constitutes most of the heart. It consists of striated muscle tissue made up of a dense aggregation of muscle cells. A functional characteristic of the myocardium is rhythmic, automatic contraction alternating with relaxation, which continues without interruption throughout the life of the organism.

myocardium

[‚mī·ə′kärd·ē·əm]
(histology)
The muscular tissue of the heart wall.
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