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quick question about the heart!

hi, this question has nothing to do with congestive heart failure, but it is about the heart. I'm currently going to school to be an EMT and for a homework assignment, we had to tell our teacher the strongest muscle in the body. I figured the heart was since it is constantly pumping blood. I've done research reguarding this question and they said there was no answer for the question. Can you help me out? thank you so much!
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thank you! this helps but my teacher said the strongest muscle in the human body was the gluteous maximus. I argued the fact that the heart was. Secondly i figured the jaw muscle and the tongue. Your reply was much help to me. :)
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Hi,

There are 2 kinds of muscles in our body. Voluntary muscles are the ones which are under our voluntary control and they are also called as skeletal muscles as they are attached to our skeleton. Amongst them, the strongest muscles are the jaw muscles which are medically known as masseters.

Amongst the involuntary muscles, which are not under our voluntary control, the strongest muscle is of course the heart muscle.

I sincerely hope that helps. Please do keep me posted. Kind regards.
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