|Structure of a skeletal muscle. (Endomysium labeled at bottom center.)|
|Gray's||subject #103 373|
The endomysium, literally meaning within the muscle, is a layer of connective tissue that ensheaths a muscle fiber and is composed mostly from reticular fibers. It also contains capillaries, nerves and lymphatics.
The term "cardiac skeleton" is sometimes considered synonymous with endomysium, but sometimes it refers to the combination of the endomysium and perimysium.
The endomysium serves the purpose to hold capillary beds and to contact the sarcolemma.
- UIUC Histology Subject 777
- Endomysium at eMedicine Dictionary
- Illustration at wku.edu
- Organology at UC Davis Musculoskeletal/muscle/skeletal1/skeletal3
- MedEd at Loyola histo/practical/muscle/hp7-42.html
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