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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 5 - Muscular Tissue

Plate 5.75: Cardiac Muscle

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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CARDIAC MUSCLE

Plate 5.75: Cardiac Muscle

Human, Helly's fluid, Mallory's stain, 612 x.

The characteristically branched cardiac muscle fibers are separated by collagenous connective tissue. The differentiation of collagenous connective tissue and cardiac muscle is clearly seen with this stain. Note the capillary containing red cells. Compare capillary diameter (approximately 8 µm) with that of the cardiac muscle fiber.

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