Tipos de músculos

Los músculos realizan cuatro funciones corporales importantes: mantener la postura, estabilizar las articulaciones, brindar movilidad y generar el calor que el cuerpo necesita.

El cuerpo contiene tres tipos de músculos para realizar estas funciones:

  • Músculo liso - músculo involuntario ubicado en las paredes de los órganos corporales; funciona sin control consciente
  • Músculo cardiaco - músculo involuntario hallado únicamente en las paredes del corazón; funciona sin control consciente
  • Músculo esquelético - se adhiere y cubre el esqueleto para brindar movimiento al cuerpo; es el único músculo bajo control voluntario o consciente

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 10/06/2008
  • Thomas N. Joseph, MD, Private Practice specializing in Orthopaedics, subspecialty Foot and Ankle, Camden Bone & Joint, Camden, SC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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