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a broad intercellular junction in the intercalated disc of cardiac muscle that anchors actin filaments.
fas·ci·a ad·he·rens(fash'ē-ă ad-hē'renz)
A broad intercellular junction in the intercalated disc of cardiac muscle that anchors actin filaments.
pl. fasciae [L.] a sheet or band of fibrous tissue such as lies deep to the skin or invests muscles and various body organs.
one of the methods of attachment of actin filaments to the sarcolemma in cardiac muscle; a continuous zone of attachment.
a dense, firm, fibrous membrane investing the trunk and limbs and giving off sheaths to the various muscles. Called also deep fascia.
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.
the investing fascia of the leg.
that beneath the serous lining of the thoracic cavity.
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.
covers the iliopsoas muscle below the wing of the ilium.
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.
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.
three layers connecting muscles to bone, the eyeball and eyelids.
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.
1. a fascial sheet lying directly beneath the skin.
2. subcutaneous tissue.
the fascia covering the thyroid gland and attached to the cricoid cartilage.
that between the transversalis muscle and the peritoneum.