Voluntary or Striated Muscle

Voluntary or Striated Muscle

Voluntary or Striated Muscle:

This Type of muscular tissue can be contracted or expanded at the will of the living beings. The cells of the voluntary muscle tissue are tubular, not branched and provided with transverse striations. These have generally more than one nucleus. This muscle can contract or expand quickly. This muscle is also, called striated or skeletal muscle.

Location: Voluntary muscles remain attached with the skeletal system as muscles of-hand and feet of man.


  • To control the movement and mobilization of different organs by voluntary movement of various bones.
  • Movement of the skeleton under conscious control, including movement of limbs, fingers, toes, neck, etc.
  • Movement of tissues of facial expression under conscious control, e.g. ability to smile and to frown.