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  1. fascia adherens(Noun)

    An intercellular junction that transmits contractile forces in cardiac muscles

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  1. Fascia adherens

    In anatomy Fascia Adherens are ribbon like structures that stabilizes non-epithelial tissue. They are similar in function to the Zonula Adherens or Adherens junction of epithelial cells. It's a broad intercellular junction in the transversal sections of an intercalated disk of cardiac muscle anchoring actin filaments. It helps to transmit contractile forces.

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