Epimysium

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

Epimysium (plural epimysia[1]) (Greek epi- for on, upon, or above + Greek mys for muscle) The epimysium is the fibrous tissue envelope that surrounds skeletal muscle. [2]It is a layer of dense irregular connective tissue which ensheathes the entire muscle and protects muscles from friction against other muscles and bones.[3] 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.

Regularity[edit]

While the epimysium is irregular on muscles, it is regular on tendons.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Definition of "Epimysia" from thefreedictionary.com". Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Definition of epimysium on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary". The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ McCracken, Thomas (1999). New Atlas of Human Anatomy. China: Metro Books. pp. 1–120. ISBN 1-5866-3097-0.