Term: cardiac muscle cell intercalated disc
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Name: cardiac muscle cell
Synonyms: cardiac muscle cells, cardiac myocyte, cardiomyocyte
Definition:
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009316]
Name: intercalated disc
Synonyms: intercalated disk
Definition: A complex cell-cell junction at which myofibrils terminate in cardiomyocytes; mediates mechanical and electrochemical integration between individual cardiomyocytes. The intercalated disc contains regions of tight mechanical attachment (fasciae adherentes and desmosomes) and electrical coupling (gap junctions) between adjacent cells.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0014704]   QuickGO   AmiGO