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Myocardium

Synonym(s)

  • muscle, cardiac
  • muscle, heart
  • myocardial
  • textus muscularis cardiacus striatus

Definition(s)

The muscle tissue of the heart. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (myocytes, cardiac) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Muscle tissue of the heart composed of striated, involuntary muscle known as cardiac muscle.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014