Muscle dissection layer 1


To reveal the superficial muscles of the body the integument, superficial veins, cutaneous nerves, and fascia were systematically and carefully removed to expose the muscle surface. The fascial layer, along with the outer epimysium coating the muscles, requires careful, tedious dissection to produce the clean, desirable appearance achieved here with the muscles. The muscles visible in the image are those muscles that sit immediately beneath the integument and the various fascial layers that invest the body. At this stage in the dissection muscles and their tendons cover the majority of the skeletal system. However, there are some exposed bone surfaces and some blood vessels and nerves are visible. As you move the mouse over the cadaver you can select the visible muscles, bones, nerves, and vessels to identify and study.

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