Smooth muscle

What is Smooth muscle?

Smooth muscle meaning Type of muscle found in the walls of the hollow internal organs such as blood vessel, the gastrointestinal tract, bladder, and uterus, is under control of the autonomic nervous system. Smooth muscle cannot be controlled consciously and thus acts involuntarily. The nonstriated (smooth) muscle cell is spindle-shaped and has one central nucleus. Smooth muscle contracts slowly and rhythmically.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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