Definitions for smooth muscle
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smooth muscle, involuntary muscle(noun)
a muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)
muscle tissue that does not appear striated under the microscope; has the form of thin layers or sheets
Involuntary muscle which is found within the intestines, throat, uterus, and blood vessel walls.
Is a type of muscle with a specific function and structure according to its location within the body.
Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels, the aorta, small arteries, arterioles and veins. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus (termed uterine smooth muscle), male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of skin, the ciliary muscle, and iris of the eye.
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