He had also longed hopelessly to give her approximately a pound of flesh—the cardiac muscle, to put it in cold, unromantic terms.
The cardiac muscle loses its irritability to stimuli at the time it ceases to beat.
This is exhibited typically by cardiac muscle, though it is not unknown even in nerve.
Examples of this are furnished by the cardiac muscle of the animal, the pulvinus of Mimosa, and the stamen of Berberis.
Thereafter follows the most important effect of the drug, which is a direct stimulation of the cardiac muscle.
When cardiac muscle was poisoned with caffein, microscopical examination showed that the striations disappeared.
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.