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fascia

 [fash´e-ah] (pl. fas´ciae) (L.)
a sheet or band of fibrous tissue such as lies deep to the skin or invests muscles and various body organs. adj., adj fas´cial.
Organization and connective tissue components of skeletal muscle. From Applegate, 2000.
aponeurotic fascia a dense, firm, fibrous membrane investing the trunk and limbs and giving off sheaths to the various muscles.
fascia cribro´sa the superficial fascia of the thigh covering the saphenous opening (fossa ovalis femoris).
crural fascia the investing fascia of the lower limb.
deep fascia aponeurotic fascia.
endothoracic fascia that beneath the serous lining of the thoracic cavity.
fascia la´ta the external investing fascia of the thigh.
Scarpa's fascia the deep, membranous layer of the subcutaneous abdominal fascia.
superficial fascia
1. a fascial sheet lying directly beneath the skin.
thyrolaryngeal fascia the fascia covering the thyroid gland and attached to the cricoid cartilage.
transverse fascia that between the transversalis muscle and the peritoneum.

fas·ci·a

, pl.

fas·ci·ae

,

fas·ci·as

(fash'ē-ă, -ē-ē), [TA]
A sheet of fibrous tissue that envelops the body beneath the skin; it also encloses muscles and groups of muscles and separates their several layers or groups.
[L. a band or fillet]

fascia

/fas·cia/ (fash´e-ah) pl. fas´ciae   [L.] a sheet or band of fibrous tissue such as lies deep to the skin or invests muscles and various body organs.fas´cial
fascia adhe´rens  that portion of the junctional complex of the cells of an intercalated disk that is the counterpart of the zonula adherens of epithelial cells.
fascia cribro´sa  the superficial fascia of the thigh covering the saphenous opening.
endothoracic fascia  that beneath the serous lining of the thoracic cavity.
fascia profun´da  a dense, firm, fibrous membrane investing the trunk and limbs and giving off sheaths to the various muscles.
Scarpa's fascia  the deep membranous layer of the subcutaneous abdominal fascia.
fascia of Tenon  see under capsule.
Tyrrell's fascia  rectovesical septum.

fascia

(făsh′ə, fä′shə)
n. pl. fasciae (făsh′ē-ē′, fä′shē-ē′)
1. Anatomy
a. A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.
b. The tissue of which such a sheet or band is composed.
2. Biology A broad and distinct band of color.
3. Architecture
a. A flat horizontal band or member between moldings, especially in a classical entablature.
b. (fā′shə)pl. fas·cias A board covering the ends of rafters on the eaves of a building. Also called fascia board.
4. (fā′shə)pl. fas·cias
a. The shape or styling of the front or rear end of an automobile.
b. Chiefly British The dashboard of a motor vehicle.

fas′ci·al adj.

fascia

[fash′ē·ə] pl. fasciae
Etymology: L, band
the fibrous connective membrane of the body that may be separated from other specifically organized structures, such as the tendons, the aponeuroses, and the ligaments, and that covers, supports, and separates muscles. It varies in thickness and density and in the amounts of fat, collagenous fiber, elastic fiber, and tissue fluid it contains. Kinds of fasciae are deep fascia, subcutaneous fascia, and subserous fascia. fascial, adj.

fas·ci·a

, pl. fasciae (fash'ē-ă, -ē) [TA]
Any sheet of connective tissue that envelops, supports, separates, or connects organs or different tissue layers. Fasciae vary in terms of density and elasticity.
[L. a band or fillet]

fascia

Tendon-like fibrous connective tissue arranged in sheets or layers under the skin, between the muscles and around the organs, the blood vessel and the nerves. Fascial sheaths form compartments throughout the body. Some fascia is dense and tough, some delicate. Much of it contains fat cells. The ‘superficial fascia’ just under the skin is one of the main fat stores of the body.

fascia

sheets of CONNECTIVE TISSUE.

Fascia, deep

Thin connective tissue covering or separating the muscles and internal organs of the body.

fascia

sheets/layers of fibrous tissue enveloping subcuticular structures, nerves, blood vessels, muscles and muscle groups
  • deep fascia fibrous tissue layers overlying and separating muscle groups or other deep structures

  • fascia lata deep fascia of thigh, continuous with femoral periosteum and intermuscular septa; thickened laterally, forming the iliotibial tract

  • plantar fascia see plantar fascia

  • superficial fascia network of loose fibrous tissue underling and supporting skin and subdermal fatty layer

fascia,

n elastic connective tissue found throughout the body that surrounds and supports various muscles and organs.

fascia

A sheet of connective tissue covering, partitioning or binding together muscles and certain other organs, such as the lacrimal sac, the orbital septum and other organs within the orbit, the sclera (e.g. Tenon's capsule), etc.

fas·ci·a

, pl. fasciae (fash'ē-ă, -ē) [TA]
Sheet of fibrous tissue that envelops body beneath the skin; also encloses muscles and groups of muscles and separates their several layers or groups.
[L. a band or fillet]

fascia (pl. fasciae),

n the fibrous connective tissue of the body that may be separated from other specifically organized fibrous structures such as the tendons, the aponeuroses, and the ligaments. Fascia generally covers and separates muscles and muscle groups.
fascia masseteric-parotid
(fash´ēə mas´iter´ik-pərot´id),
n the fascia that covers the masseter, a cheek muscle that closes the jaw. Also known as the masseteric fascia.

fascia

pl. fasciae [L.] a sheet or band of fibrous tissue such as lies deep to the skin or invests muscles and various body organs.

fascia adherens
one of the methods of attachment of actin filaments to the sarcolemma in cardiac muscle; a continuous zone of attachment.
aponeurotic fascia
a dense, firm, fibrous membrane investing the trunk and limbs and giving off sheaths to the various muscles. Called also deep fascia.
fascia cribrosa
the superficial fascia of the thigh covering the saphenous opening.
croup and thigh fascia
extensive sheets between muscle masses giving appearance of distinct molding of muscles, especially when horses in hard training; gives extensive attachments to muscle fascicles and serves as an energy store.
crural fascia
the investing fascia of the leg.
deep fascia
aponeurotic fascia.
endothoracic fascia
that beneath the serous lining of the thoracic cavity.
extrapleural fascia
a prolongation of the endothoracic fascia sometimes found at the root of the neck, important as possibly modifying the auscultatory sounds at the apex of the lung.
iliac fascia
covers the iliopsoas muscle below the wing of the ilium.
fascia lata
the external investing fascia of the thigh. An implant of this fascia is used in operation to correct penile deviation in the bull and for reconstruction of a ruptured anterior (cranial) cruciate ligament in dogs.
leg fascia
a colloquial, non-anatomic term for the extensive fascia, especially in horses, which converts the upper limb into a series of osteofascial compartments. Consists of a superficial layer continuous with the thigh fascia, a middle layer formed by extensive aponeuroses, e.g. tensor facia lata, biceps, semitendinosus, gracilis, sartorius muscles, and a deep layer between muscles and attaching them to the tibia.
orbital fascia
three layers connecting muscles to bone, the eyeball and eyelids.
spermatic fascia
dense fascia surrounding the spermatic cord and testes; internal to the tunica dartos; in layers corresponding to the layers of abdominal muscle; an internal layer adherent to the tunica vaginalis and an external layer adherent to the skin.
superficial fascia
1. a fascial sheet lying directly beneath the skin.
2. subcutaneous tissue.
thyrolaryngeal fascia
the fascia covering the thyroid gland and attached to the cricoid cartilage.
transverse fascia
that between the transversalis muscle and the peritoneum.
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