28th November 2019

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What is a muscle cell called?

The muscle tissue is comprised of specialized cells capable of contraction. These cells are called muscle cells (also called myocytes or muscle fiber). The muscle cell is also called the muscle fiber because it is long and tubular. The myofibrils in skeletal myocytes are enclosed within and attached to the sarcolemma.

Moreover, what is the structure of a muscle cell?

Each skeletal muscle fiber is a single cylindrical muscle cell. An individual skeletal muscle may be made up of hundreds, or even thousands, of muscle fibers bundled together and wrapped in a connective tissue covering. Each muscle is surrounded by a connective tissue sheath called the epimysium.

Why muscle cells are important?

The contraction of skeletal muscles also produces the bulk of the body's heat as a byproduct of cellular metabolism. The structure of skeletal muscle cells also makes them unique among muscle tissues.
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