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Infographic: A User's Guide To Muscles (GIF)

@ August 23, 2014

This infographic describes skeletal muscles, which are structurally different from heart muscle and the smooth muscle that controls digestion. Unlike heart and smooth msucle, skeletal muscle can be voluntarily controlled. Skeletal muscle is also called striated muscle because of its striped appearance.

The majority of the information used in this post comes from the textbook Biological Science, 4th Edition by Scott Freeman.

(infographic by: Eleanor Lutz)

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