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Muscular System - Gross Structure of Skeletal Muscle

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Gross Structure of Skeletal Muscle (3)
-epimysium
-perimysium
-endomysium
epimysium function
facia; covers outer surface of all skeletal muscles
epimysium composition
collagenous tissue
epimysium continuous with tendons at one end of a muscle (TRUE OR FALSE)
FALSE: epimysium continuous with tendons at BOTH ends of a muscle
epimysium gives rise to...
perimysium; portion of epimysium extend internally into muscle
perimysium composition
white fibrous connective tissue sheath
perimysium function
surrounds a group of muscle fibers in a muscle
fasciculus
group of muscle fibers surrounded by perimysium
perimysium gives rise to...
endomysium; portions of perimysium extend internally into a fasciculus
endomysium composition
fine strands of collagenous tissue (derived from perimysium)
endomysium function
enters a fasciculus and surrounds sarcolemma (muscle cell membrane) of individual cells
What structure holds fasciciuli together in form of a muscle?
epimysium
What structure holds muscle cells together in form of a fasciculus?
perimysium
What structure attaches muscle cells to each other within a fasciculus?
endomysium
what is the pathway for nerves and blood vessels to pass from outside of a muscle down to muscle cells?
epimysium to perimysium to endomysium