Epimysium

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Epimysium
Illu muscle structure.jpg
Structure of a skeletal muscle (epimysium labeled at bottom center)
Identifiers
Gray's p.373
Code TH H3.03.00.0.00006
Dorlands
/Elsevier
e_12/12338072
Anatomical terminology

Epimysium (plural epimysia[1]) is a layer of connective tissue, which ensheathes the entire muscle and protects muscles from friction against other muscles and bones.[2] It is composed of dense irregular connective tissue. It is continuous with fascia and other connective tissue wrappings of muscle including the endomysium and perimysium. It is also continuous with tendons, where it becomes thicker and collagenous.

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  1. ^ "Definition of "Epimysia" from thefreedictionary.com". Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ McCracken, Thomas (1999). New Atlas of Human Anatomy. China: Metro Books. pp. 1–120. ISBN 1-5866-3097-0. 

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