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Microscopic Anatomy of Muscles

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.
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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