Smooth Muscle Function
In this article we will discuss about the smooth muscle function
Smooth Muscle Function
- In this article we will discuss about the smooth muscle function
- Smooth muscle stimulates the contractility of the digestive, urinary, reproductive systems and blood vessels.
- Smooth muscles in the gut enable food to move through the alimentary canal of the digestive system.
- All involuntary activities are responsible for smooth muscles because they are controlled by signals from the autonomous nervous system.
- The smooth muscles attached to skin hair follicles and they help regulate body temperature.
- Smooth muscle muscles help with the flow of blood in the arteries and veins.
- In the urinary bladder, smooth muscle helps to push out urine.
- The smooth muscles in the eye’s pupillaries are responsible for shrinking the pupil.
- The bronchi and bronchioles use smooth muscle to bring air from the trachea into the lungs.
- During menstruation, smooth muscle in the uterus contracts to expel the uterine lining.
- Smooth muscle helps sperm to move along the male reproductive tract.
- To prevent urination during ejaculation by men, the sphincter muscle constricts.
- The smooth muscle in the uterus helps a woman to push out her baby.
- Smooth muscle cells in the ovaries contract when a woman ovulates.
Frequently Asked Questions: –
What is smooth muscle tissue?
These muscle cells are spindle-shaped lines found in the walls of hollow organs throughout the body. It is located in the inner lining of the stomach and intestines, where it helps with digestion and nutrient collection.
What is an example of smooth muscle?
The smooth muscles are located in the inner lining of many organs like the digestive, urinary, reproductive systems and blood vessels.
What is the function of smooth muscle?
Like all other types of muscles, smooth muscles are also involved in contraction and relaxation of body organs. It helps to transport chyme, sealing of orifices and maintaining and controlling the blood pressure and flow of oxygen throughout the body.
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