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A uterine fibroid is a leiomyoma (benign tumor from smooth muscle tissue) that originates from the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) of the uterus. Fib...

No bones about it; your bones can’t do much without muscles to move them. You have three major types of muscle tissue known as skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle. Learn about all 11 organ systems with the Amoeba Sisters!


LM of a section through human smooth muscle tissue - Stock Image P154/0046 - Science Photo Library


The body contains three types of muscle tissue: (a) skeletal muscle, (b) smooth muscle, and (c) cardiac muscle. (Same magnification)

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The 3 Types of Muscle Tissue

Muscle Tissue Structure and Function


Muscle tissues are derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells in a process known as myogenesis. There are three types of muscle; classified as skeletal, cardiac, or smooth muscles.


This photo displays smooth muscle, the smallest of all muscle tissue cells. This tissue is characterized by its spider shape and lack of striations. Smooth muscle cells have 1 nucleus and control involuntary movement.