This is a collection of contractile fibers made up of special contractile proteins. They are either skeletal (voluntary) or smooth (involuntary). The skeletal muscles have obvious cross striations and help to move skeletal elements as in locomotion. Muscles are attached to skeletal elements via tendons and the point of movement is called insertion while the fixed point is called the origin of the muscle. The fleshy part of the muscle is called the belly. Cardiac muscle is only found in the heart and it is a special muscle that beats rhythmically for as long as the individual is alive.


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