Myocardium: Definition & Function


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The myocardium is made up of what type of muscle?

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1. Cardiac muscle has which special characteristic?

2. Which structures are responsible for using calcium to start the conduction cycle of the heart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completing this quiz will allow you to see what you know about the myocardium and its characteristics. You will also be tested on the general physiology of the heart.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you are familiar with the following subjects in order to finish this quiz:

  • Characteristics of certain muscle tissue
  • Conditions caused by enlargement of the heart
  • The substance delivered by blood

Skills Practiced

You will be practicing your study skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on myocardium
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of muscle the myocardium is made of
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about structures involved in starting the heart's conduction cycle

Additional Learning

Build on what you already know about this subject by studying the lesson that accompanies this quiz, titled Myocardium: Definition & Function. As you read the lesson you will be learning about:

  • Two diseases that target the myocardium
  • How the myocardium acts
  • Symptoms of diseases that affect the myocardium