Connective Tissue Associated with Muscle Tissue

Connective Tissue Associated with Muscle Tissue - muscle to...

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Connective Tissue Associated with Muscle Tissue A skeletal muscle consists of numerous  muscle cells called muscle fibers.  Three layers of connective tissues  surround these fibers to form a muscle.  These and other connective tissues  associated with muscles follow: The  endomysium  is the  connective tissue that surrounds  each muscle fiber (cell).
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The  perimysium  encircles a  group of muscle fibers, forming a  fascicle. The  epimysium  encircles all  the fascicles to form a complete  muscle. tendon  is a cordlike  extension of the preceding three  linings. It extends beyond the  muscle tissue to connect the 
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Unformatted text preview: muscle to a bone or to other muscles. • An aponeurosis is a flat broad extension of the three muscle linings and serves the same function as a tendon. • Fascia is a term for a layer or sheet of connective tissue. • The deep fascia surrounds the epimysium and encloses or lines other nearby structures such as blood vessels, nerves, and the body wall. • The superficial fascia (hypodermis or subcutaneous layer) lies immediately below the skin. The superficial fascia merges with the deep fascia where the surfaces of the skin meet....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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