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Definitions and Synonyms of heart muscle | Another word for heart muscle | What is heart muscle?

Definition 1: the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for heart muscle in the sense of this definition

(heart muscle is a kind of ...) animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells

(... is a kind of heart muscle ) a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat

(... is a kind of heart muscle ) any of several muscles associated with the atrioventricular valves

"the papillary muscles contract during systole to prevent regurgitation of blood into the atria"

(... is a kind of heart muscle ) a bundle of modified heart muscle that transmits the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles causing them to contract

(... is a kind of heart muscle ) a node of specialized heart muscle located in the septal wall of the right atrium; receives impulses from the sinoatrial node and transmits them to atrioventricular bundle

(... is a kind of heart muscle ) the middle muscular layer of the heart wall

(... is a kind of heart muscle ) a specialized cardiac muscle fiber that is part of the Purkinje network

(... is a kind of heart muscle ) a network of Purkinje fibers that carry the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles of the heart and causes them to contract

(... is part of heart muscle) the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body

"he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"

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