How many nuclei are in cardiac muscle?
Similarly one may ask, do cardiac muscle cells have multiple nuclei?
They have multiple nuclei and these nuclei are located on the periphery of the cell. Skeletal muscle is striated. Cardiac muscle cells are not as long as skeletal muscles cells and often are branched cells. Cardiac muscle cells may be mononucleated or binucleated.
Secondly, how many nuclei are in a smooth muscle cell? Smooth muscle has no striations, is not under voluntary control, has only one nucleus per cell, is tapered at both ends, and is called involuntary muscle.
Similarly, why does cardiac muscle have one nucleus?
However, cardiac muscle fibers are shorter than skeletal muscle fibers and usually contain only one nucleus, which is located in the central region of the cell. An intercalated disc allows the cardiac muscle cells to contract in a wave-like pattern so that the heart can work as a pump.
Where are cardiac muscles found?