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myocardium

the muscular tissue of the heart
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

myocardium

[‚mī·ə′kärd·ē·əm]
(histology)
The muscular tissue of the heart wall.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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