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Study terms associated with the three types of muscles and their organization. These flashcards will familiarize students with terms associated with the microscopic anatomy of the three types of muscle tissues in the human body.

Fascias

Layers of connective tissues that separate muscles to prevent them from interfering with each other.

Fascicle

Bundles of muscle fibers that make up a muscle.

Muscle Fiber

The basic unit of a muscle made up of myofibrils.

Myofibrils

Bundles of protein fibers that make up muscle fibers.

Sarcomere

The repeating unit of a myofibril that goes from Z line to Z line.

Myosin

Thick filaments in myofibrils

Actin

Thin filaments in myofibrils

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