aponeurosis


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aponeurosis (Wikipedia)
Aponeurosis
Lumbar aponeurosis.jpg
Lumbar aponeurosis of the Visible Human Male, created in the VH Dissector
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LatinAponeurosis (plural: Aponeuroses)
MeSHD000070606
FMA9722
Anatomical terminology

An aponeurosis (/ˌæpənjʊəˈrsɪs/; plural: aponeuroses) is a type or a variant of the deep fascia, in the form of a sheet of pearly-white fibrous tissue that attaches sheet-like muscles needing a wide area of attachment. Their primary function is to join muscles and the body parts they act upon, whether it be bone or other muscles. They have a shiny, whitish-silvery color, are histologically similar to tendons, and are very sparingly supplied with blood vessels and nerves. When dissected, aponeuroses are papery and peel off by sections. The primary regions with thick aponeuroses are in the ventral abdominal region, the dorsal lumbar region, the ventriculus in birds, and the palmar (palms) and plantar (soles) regions.

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