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Skeletal muscle

Skeletal muscle is invested by three CT layers that bind the muscle together and transmit the force of contraction to the muscle insertion. Endomysium surrounds individual muscle cells; perimysium encloses groups of fibers, defining fascicles. Epimysium surrounds the entire muscle, blends with superficial fascia, and is continuous with a tendon. Masson stain 100x

Muscle fibers

Skeletal muscle is invested by three CT layers that bind the muscle together and transmit the force of contraction to the muscle insertion. Endomysium surrounds individual muscle cells; perimysium encloses groups of fibers, defining fascicles. Epimysium surrounds the entire muscle, blends with superficial fascia, and is continuous with a tendon. Masson stain 100x

Muscle fascicle

Skeletal muscle is invested by three CT layers that bind the muscle together and transmit the force of contraction to the muscle insertion. Endomysium surrounds individual muscle cells; perimysium encloses groups of fibers, defining fascicles. Epimysium surrounds the entire muscle, blends with superficial fascia, and is continuous with a tendon. Masson stain 100x

Epimysium

Skeletal muscle is invested by three CT layers that bind the muscle together and transmit the force of contraction to the muscle insertion. Endomysium surrounds individual muscle cells; perimysium encloses groups of fibers, defining fascicles. Epimysium surrounds the entire muscle, blends with superficial fascia, and is continuous with a tendon. Masson stain 100x

Perimysium

Skeletal muscle is invested by three CT layers that bind the muscle together and transmit the force of contraction to the muscle insertion. Endomysium surrounds individual muscle cells; perimysium encloses groups of fibers, defining fascicles. Epimysium surrounds the entire muscle, blends with superficial fascia, and is continuous with a tendon. Masson stain 100x

Endomysium

Skeletal muscle is invested by three CT layers that bind the muscle together and transmit the force of contraction to the muscle insertion. Endomysium surrounds individual muscle cells; perimysium encloses groups of fibers, defining fascicles. Epimysium surrounds the entire muscle, blends with superficial fascia, and is continuous with a tendon. Masson stain 100x