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cardiac muscle

noun, Anatomy
1.
a specialized form of striated muscle occurring in the hearts of vertebrates.
2.
the myocardium.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples for cardiac muscle
  • Researchers are investigating use of stem cells to repair cardiac muscle damaged by heart attacks.
  • Researchers are investigating the use of stem cells to repair cardiac muscle damaged by heart attacks.
  • Its cells differ from ordinary cardiac muscle cells in being more spindle-shaped.
  • Each time you exhale, your brain sends a signal down the vagus nerve to slow the cardiac muscle.
cardiac muscle in Medicine

cardiac muscle n.
The muscle of the heart, consisting of anastomosing transversely striated muscle fibers formed of cells united at intercalated disks; the myocardium. Also called muscle of heart.

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