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What are muscle cells called when bundled together?

Each skeletal muscle fiber is a single cylindrical muscle cell. Each bundle of muscle fiber is called a fasciculus and is surrounded by a layer of connective tissue called the perimysium. Within the fasciculus, each individual muscle cell, called a muscle fiber, is surrounded by connective tissue called the endomysium.

What cells have striations?

Skeletal muscle cells are long, cylindrical, and striated. They are multi-nucleated meaning that they have more than one nucleus.

Why are muscle cells long and thin?

These cells are very long. Muscle cells contain many long fibers which can shorten and pull with great force. Many movements are caused by the contracting. Voluntary means under your control.

Why are skeletal muscle cells Multinucleated?

Skeletal muscle is attached to bones and its contraction makes possible locomotion, facial expressions, posture, and other voluntary movements of the body. The cells are multinucleated as a result of the fusion of the many myoblasts that fuse to form each long muscle fiber.

Why are skeletal muscle cells long?

Skeletal muscle cells are also long and cylindrical. A skeletal muscle fiber can be up to a foot long! These long, highly specialized cells result from the fusion of many cells and after the cells fuse their individual nuclei are retained. As a result, skeletal muscle fibers are multinucleate.

What are the three types of muscle cells?

The 3 types of muscle tissue are cardiac, smooth, and skeletal. Cardiac muscle cells are located in the walls of the heart, appear striated, and are under involuntary control.

What is another name for muscle cell?

A myocyte (also known as a muscle cell) is the type of cell found in some types of muscle tissue. Myocytes develop from myoblasts to form muscles in a process known as myogenesis. There are two specialized forms of myocytes with distinct properties: cardiac, and smooth muscle cells.

What nerves supply the tongue?

The hypoglossal nerve (CN XII) provides motor innervation to all of the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the tongue except for the palatoglossus muscle, which is innervated by the vagus nerve (CN X).