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a continuous layer of connective tissue over the entire body between the skin and the deep fascial investment of the specialized structures of the body, such as the muscles. It comprises an outer normally fatty layer and an inner thin elastic layer. Between the two layers lie superficial blood vessels, nerves, lymphatics, the mammary glands, most of the facial muscles, and the platysma. Also called subcutaneous layer. Compare deep fascia, subserous fascia.
fascia(fash'(e-)a) (fash'e-e) plural.fasciae [L. fascia, a band]
A fibrous membrane covering, supporting, and separating tissue. There are two kinds of fascia: deep fasciae for muscles, and supeficial fasciae for connecting the skin to the muscles. fascial (fash'sh(e-)al), adjective
Abernethy fasciaSee: Abernethy fascia
A fascia covering the levator ani muscle from the perineal aspect.
A tendinous fascia that provides attachment for a muscle.
The fascial covering of the penis, derived from Colles fascia.
Cloquet fasciaSee: Cloquet, Jules G.
Colles fasciaSee: Colles, Abraham
The fascia covering the cremaster muscle.
The fascia of the thigh covering the saphenous opening.
The deep fascia of the leg.
Fascia that covers structures below the skin and lined by superficial fascia.
deep cervical fascia
The fascia of the neck covering the muscles, vessels, and nerves.
fascia dentata, dentate fasciaDentate gyrus.
The fascia that separates the pleura of the lung from the inside of the thoracic cavity and the diaphragm. Synonym: extrapleural fascia
extrapleural fasciaEndothoracic fascia.
Transversalis fascia over the anterior surface of the iliopsoas muscle.
The fascia derived from the external abdominal ring sheathing the spermatic cord and testis.
fascia lata femoris
The wide fascia encasing the hips and the thigh muscles.
lumbodorsal fasciaThoracolumbar fascia.
The pubic section of the fascia lata.
The fascia within the pelvic cavity. It is extremely important in maintaining normal strength in the pelvic floor.See: diaphragm, pelvic
Three layers of tissue between the muscles of the perineum comprising the urogenital diaphragm.
The fascia lying between the mucosal and muscular layers of the pharyngeal wall. Synonym: pharyngeal aponeurosis
The fascia investing the muscles of the sole of the foot. Synonym: plantar aponeurosis
Scarpa fasciaSee: Scarpa, Antonio
subcutaneous fasciaSuperficial fascia.
The areolar connective tissue and adipose tissue below the dermis of the skin. Synonym: hypodermis; subcutaneous fascia; subcutaneous tissue
superficial cervical fascia
The fascia of the neck just inside the skin. It includes cutaneous blood vessels, nerves, lymphatics, lymph nodes, and some fat. In the front it also contains the platysmus muscle.
The fascia and aponeuroses of the latissimus dorsi, serratus posterior inferior, internal oblique, and transverse abdominis muscles. They provide support and stability for the lumbar spine in postural and lifting activities. The fascia attaches medially to the spinous processes of the vertebral column and inferiorly to the iliac crest and sacrum.Synonym: lumbodorsal fascia
The fascia covering the thyroid gland.
The fascia located between the perineum and the transversalis muscle. It lines the abdominal cavity.