HyperDic: cardiac_muscle

English > 1 sense of the expression cardiac muscle:
NOUNbodycardiac muscle, heart musclethe muscle tissue of the heart
English > cardiac muscle: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction.
Synonymheart muscle
Part ofheart, pump, tickerThe hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs
NarrowerPurkinje fiberA specialized cardiac muscle fiber that is part of the Purkinje network
Purkinje network, Purkinje's tissue, Purkinje's systemA network of Purkinje fibers that carry the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles of the heart and causes them to contract
atrioventricular bundle, bundle of His, atrioventricular trunk, truncus atrioventricularisA bundle of modified heart muscle that transmits the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles causing them to contract
atrioventricular nodeA node of specialized heart muscle located in the septal wall of the right atrium
myocardiumThe middle muscular layer of the heart wall
pacemaker, cardiac pacemaker, sinoatrial node, SA nodeA specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat
papillary muscleAny of several muscles associated with the atrioventricular valves
Broadermuscle, muscular tissueanimal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
Spanishmúsculo cardíaco

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