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Smooth muscle is involuntary and held together by connective tissue with bands of elastic protein wrapped around them. Smooth muscle is found in the walls of hollow structures and vessels, for example, the blood vessels, the ureters, urinary bladder, parts of the respiratory tract, ducts and glands of the alimentary tract. 17 Chapter 8 Tissues C hapter 4 explained the physiological environment of the cell. The basic building blocks of organisms are the cells. Humans are complex beings and are comprised of many cells, which are different sizes and shapes and have various functions.
It can be further subdivided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions (see Chapter 13). 31 Chapter 14 Peripheral nervous system The peripheral nervous system includes all the tissues that lie outside the CNS. These include cranial nerves, spinal cord, spinal nerves and autonomic system (see Chapter 13). There are two types of cells in the peripheral nervous system. These cells carry information to (sensory nervous cells) and from (motor nervous cells) the central nervous system (CNS).
Stress, physical activity and excitement stimulate the adrenal gland to secrete more hormones, increasing the activity of the heart. Thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland also increase the heart rate and contractility. These hormones affect cardiac muscle fibres in much the same way as norepinephrine by the sympathetic nervous system; they increase both heart rate and contractility.