Visceral Smooth Muscle

Single-unit smooth muscle, or visceral smooth muscle is a type of smooth muscle found in the uterus, gastro-intestinal tract, and the bladder. In SUVSM, a single smooth muscle cell in a bundle is innervated by an autonomic nerve fiber.

Visceral muscle tissue, or smooth muscle, is tissue associated with the internal organs of the body, especially those in the abdominal cavity.

The key difference between multiunit and visceral smooth muscle lies in the way in which its individual cells function. In multiunit smooth muscle, the individual cells function independently, while in visceral smooth muscle, cells are dependent on each other for their function.

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Visceral Smooth Muscle

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