The galea aponeurotica (epicranial aponeurosis, aponeurosis epicranialis) is a tough layer of dense fibrous tissue which covers the upper part of the cranium; behind, it is attached, in the interval between its union with the Occipitales, to the external occipital protuberance and highest nuchal lines of the occipital bone; in front, it forms a short and narrow prolongation between its union with the Frontales. On either side it gives origin to the Auriculares anterior and superior; in this situation it loses its aponeurotic character, and is continued over the temporal fascia to the zygomatic arch as a layer of laminated areolar tissue. It is closely connected to the integument by the firm, dense, fibro-fatty layer which forms the superficial fascia of the scalp: it is attached to the pericranium by loose cellular tissue, which allows the aponeurosis, carrying with it the integument to move through a considerable distance. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galea_aponeurotica ]

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Term information

latin term
galea aponeurotica; aponeurosis epicranialis [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galea_aponeurotica ]

latin term
aponeurosis epicranialis [ FMA:46768 FMA:TA ]

definition

The galea aponeurotica (epicranial aponeurosis, aponeurosis epicranialis) is a tough layer of dense fibrous tissue which covers the upper part of the cranium; behind, it is attached, in the interval between its union with the Occipitales, to the external occipital protuberance and highest nuchal lines of the occipital bone; in front, it forms a short and narrow prolongation between its union with the Frontales. On either side it gives origin to the Auriculares anterior and superior; in this situation it loses its aponeurotic character, and is continued over the temporal fascia to the zygomatic arch as a layer of laminated areolar tissue. It is closely connected to the integument by the firm, dense, fibro-fatty layer which forms the superficial fascia of the scalp: it is attached to the pericranium by loose cellular tissue, which allows the aponeurosis, carrying with it the integument to move through a considerable distance.

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has exact synonym

epicranius aponeurosis

aponeurosis epicranialis

aponeurosis of epicranius

epicranial aponeurosis

galea aponeurotica

has related synonym

galea aponeurosis

epicranial aponeurosis

galeal aponeurosis

cranial aponeurosis

galea aponeurotica; aponeurosis epicranialis

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UBERON:0006661