Supriya Ghosh

Epimysium

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Code  TH H3.03.00.0.00006
Dorlands /Elsevier  e_12/12338072
Epimysium

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

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

References

Epimysium Wikipedia


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