Cardiac Muscle (high power, special stain)


This is a high power view of cardiac muscle. Notice the striations and rounded centrally-located nuclei.  With this special stain, notice also the intercalated discs, dark lines at right angles to the fibers. These are the specialized junctions connecting one cardiac muscle fiber to another.

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Last updated: July 10, 2001.