ino·phrag·ma (in″o-fragґmə) [ino- + Gr. phragmos a fencing in] ground membrane; a name given to the Z band and M band (q.q.v.) because they continue uninterruptedly as transverse membranes through all the adjoining fibrils of a muscle fiber. See mesophragma and telophragma.

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  • ground membrane — inophragma …   Medical dictionary

  • mesophragma — SYN: M line. [meso + G. phragma, a fence] * * * meso·phrag·ma (mez″o ) (me″zo fragґmə) [meso + Gr. phragmos a fencing in] a name given to the M band. Cf. inophragma, and Z band, under band …   Medical dictionary

  • telophragma — telo·phrag·ma .tel ə frag mə, .tēl n, pl ma·ta mət ə KRAUSE S MEMBRANE * * * telo·phrag·ma (tel″o fragґmə) [telo + Gr. phragmos a fencing in] name proposed for the Z band; cf. inophragma …   Medical dictionary

  • Z band — [Ger. Zwischenscheibe between disk] a thin membrane seen on longitudinal section as a dark line in the center of the I band; the distance between successive Z bands serves to delimit the sarcomeres of striated muscle. Called also Z disk or line… …   Medical dictionary

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