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What is a discrete bundle of muscle cells?

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Discrete bundles of muscles cells are known as muscle fascicles. They are bundled together and connected by a connective tissue sheath known as the perimysium.

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Muscles have three connective tissue coverings that allow them to move in sync with each other. Individual muscle cells are wrapped in a connective tissue sheath known as the endomysium. The individual muscle cells bind together and form fascicles, which are then wrapped in a connective tissue covering known as the perimysium. All of the muscle fascicles are then brought together and wrapped in a connective tissue covering known as the epimysium. The three distinct muscle layers increase blood flow and nutrient availability.

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