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Muscle, Smooth

Unstriated and unstriped muscle, one of the muscles of the internal organs, blood vessels, hair follicles, etc. Contractile elements are elongated, usually spindle-shaped cells with centrally located nuclei. Smooth muscle fibers are bound together into sheets or bundles by reticular fibers and frequently elastic nets are also abundant. (From Stedman, 25th ed)

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Tree Number(s): A02.633.570, A10.690.467

MeSH Unique ID: D009130

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  • Muscles, Smooth
  • Smooth Muscles
  • Muscle, Involuntary
  • Involuntary Muscle
  • Involuntary Muscles
  • Muscles, Involuntary
  • Smooth Muscle

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