epimysium


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epimysium

 [ep″ĭ-mis´e-um]
the fibrous sheath around an entire skeletal muscle.

ep·i·mys·i·um

(ep'i-mis'ē-ŭm), [TA]
The fibrous connective tissue envelope surrounding a skeletal muscle.
Synonym(s): perimysium externum
[epi- + G. mys, muscle]

epimysium

/epi·mys·i·um/ (-mis´e-um) the fibrous sheath around an entire skeletal muscle.

epimysium

(ĕp′ə-mĭz′ē-əm, -mĭzh′ē-)
n. pl. epi·mysia (-mĭz′ē-ə, -mĭzh′-)
The external sheath of connective tissue surrounding a muscle.

epimysium

[ep′imiz′ē·əm]
Etymology: Gk, epi + mys, muscle
the outermost fibrous sheath that covers a muscle, continuous with the perimysium. It is sturdy in some areas but more delicate in others, such as those areas where the muscle moves freely under a strong sheet of fascia. The epimysium may also fuse with fascia that attaches a muscle to a bone.

ep·i·mys·i·um

(ep'i-mis'ē-ŭm) [TA]
The fibrous connective tissue envelope surrounding a skeletal muscle.
[epi- + G. mys, muscle]

epimysium

The fibrous sheath that encloses a muscle.

epimysium

the fibrous sheath around an entire skeletal muscle.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sheaths of connective tissue called epimysium contain skeletal muscles and tendons.
Twelve terms encompassing structures often called fascia have been proposed [9]: dense connective tissue, areolar connective tissue, deep fascia, superficial fascia, interosseous membranes, intermuscular septae, epimysium, perimysium, endomysium, periosteum, neurovascular tract, and intra- and extramuscular aponeuroses.
4) Hematomas are described as intramuscular if the epimysium contains the hematoma, or intermuscular if the fascia is ruptured.
In eight of the 10 patients, adequate mobilization of the biceps tendon was achieved by releasing adhesions, sectioning the lacertus fibrosus, performing relaxing incisions to the epimysium, or applying traction to the distal biceps stump for several minutes and releasing the tourniquet.
Loin samples were carefully trimmed of all subcutaneous fat, epimysium and peripheral muscles so that only the completely trimmed Longissimus dorsi muscle remained.
Fascicular fascia of the muscle comprises three distinct layers of IMCT: epimysium surrounding whole muscles, perimysium separating fascicles or bundles of muscle fibers within the muscle, and endomysium covering the individual muscle fibers.