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Flashcards in Sarcomere Deck (5)
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Z-lines (the borders of a sarcomere)

- Z for Zwischenschieben or "Sandwich" in German (because Z-lines are sandwiched between I-bands)

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M-line (the middle part of the sarcomere)

- M-line (the middle part of the sarcomere)

3

H-Band (the part of the sarcomere made up only of thick filaments, with no thin filaments interspersed)

- H for Heller or "Brighter" in German (due to their lighter appearance under polarizing microscope)

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I-Band (part of the sarcomere containing purely thin filaments, with no thick filaments interspersed)

- I for "Isotrophic" band

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A-Band (entire length of the thick filament)

- A for "Anisotrophic" Band