myocardium

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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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1-6) In our opinion such regression is most likely to occur when the ratio of stunned myocardium to frankly infarcted myocardium is large.
Levosimendan has the potential to reverse myocardial depression induced by acidosis in the stunned myocardium because of its mode of action on the myofilaments (128).