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Glossary of Muscular test

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Connective tissue surrounding a fascicle
perimysium
connective tissue ensheathing the entire muscle
epimysium
contractile unit of muscle
sarcomere
a muscle cell
fiber
thin connective tissue investing each muscle cell
endomysium
plasma membrane of the muscle cell
sarcolemma
a long, filamentous organelle found within muscle cells that has a banded appearance
myofibril
actin- or myosin-containing structure
myofilament
cordlike extension of connective tissue beyond the muscle, serving to attach it to the bone
tendon
a discrete bundle of muscle cells
fascicle
flexes a joint
flexor
extends a joint
extensor
attachment end that moves a bone
insertion
attachment end that remains stationary
origin

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