The characteristic of the pennate muscle is the alignment of the muscular fascicles in relation to its tendon. The fibres are attached obliquely, which allows a higher force at the expense of a smaller range of motion.
Fat pads are circumscribed accumulations of structural fat which serve in particular parts of the human body as a cushioning, or as a layer which enables the shifting of certain tissues. The fat bodies are present in various regions of the body ... [more]
The endothelium is a thin layer of endothelial cells which lines the interior (the lumen) of blood vessels. It serves as a barrier to the outer tissue. Furthermore, it produces nitrogen monoxide, which regulates the cardiovascular system. ... [more]