Basic Histology -- Smooth Muscle, Interlacing Bundles Next Home Back

Especially in the uterus, you may see bands of smooth muscle interlacing.

Cells cut longitudinally will present the cigar-shaped nuclei.

Cells cut in cross section will present round nuclear sections within pink cytoplasmic rings.

This is smooth muscle.

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