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Function of Cardiac Muscle
As in skeletal muscle, the signal to contract is an action potential. However with skeletal muscle this signal usually comes from the somatic, or voluntary, nervous system. Cardiac muscle is controlled by the autonomous nervous system. Cells in your brain and cells embedded throughout your heart act to release well-timed nervous impulses which signal your heart cells to contract in the correct pattern. While the source of the signals is different, the reception of the signal and the rest of contraction are very similar.