heart muscle


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Noun1.heart muscle - the muscle tissue of the heartheart muscle - the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction
muscular tissue, muscle - animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
ticker, heart, pump - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
cardiac pacemaker, SA node, sinoatrial node, pacemaker - a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat
papillary muscle - any of several muscles associated with the atrioventricular valves; "the papillary muscles contract during systole to prevent regurgitation of blood into the atria"
atrioventricular bundle, atrioventricular trunk, bundle of His, truncus atrioventricularis - a bundle of modified heart muscle that transmits the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles causing them to contract
atrioventricular node - a node of specialized heart muscle located in the septal wall of the right atrium; receives impulses from the sinoatrial node and transmits them to atrioventricular bundle
myocardium - the middle muscular layer of the heart wall
Purkinje fiber - a specialized cardiac muscle fiber that is part of the Purkinje network
Purkinje network, Purkinje's system, Purkinje's tissue - a network of Purkinje fibers that carry the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles of the heart and causes them to contract
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Other research has used cells from bone marrow to repopulate injured heart muscle with new cells, which could develop into functioning heart cells.
I'd had a sore throat and put it down to inflammation of the heart muscle cause by the virus.
Can exercise in middle age keep the heart muscle supple?
Engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle large enough to serve as a patch over the damaged tissue.
Cardiomyopathy is a disease affecting the heart muscle. There are two main forms of the disease - hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
Pacemaker cells located in the heart muscle contract in response to impulses originating in a location called the sinoatrial (sinus) node.
Enhancing circulation in the oxygen-deficient heart muscle, the effects were visible even one year after the treatment.
They were also more likely to exhibit subtle decreases in their heart's pumping ability and exhibit changes in heart muscle appearance and function.
Zebrafish and newborn mammals, including mice and humans, have large numbers of MNDCMs and a relatively robust ability to regenerate heart muscle.
That's because the coronary arteries that feed the heart muscle refill with blood in between contractions, and a person's DBP determines the pressure in the coronary arteries during that time.
MYOCARDITIS is an inflammation of the heart muscle. The most common cause is a viral infection.
The micro heart muscle addresses both of these concerns.

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