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Fascia


Fascia definition

Connective tissue structures that run through the whole body are called fascia. The fascia includes joint and organ capsules, ligaments and tendons. The fasciae are divided into three layers: superficial, deep and visceral fasciae. Superficial fasciae are located in the subcutaneous tissue and enclose organs, glands and neurovascular conduits. They store fat and water and serve, for example, as a passage for lymph, nerves and blood vessels. The deep fasciae have a high tensile strength and enclose bones, nerve tracts, blood vessels and penetrate and encase muscles. The visceral fascia envelops internal organs such as the heart, lungs or brain. (vb)

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Video: Integral Anatomy V2 pt1: Deep Fascia and Muscle (October 2021).