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intercalated disc

[in′tər·kə‚lād·əd ′disk]
(histology)
A dense region at the junction of cellular units in cardiac muscle.
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Currently, 16 mutations have been described in ARVC (Table 1), six of them being associated with desmosomal-type junctional complexes from the intercalated disks [11, 26, 27].
The electron micrographs of normal cardiac tissue demonstrated the location of the gap junctions, which were clearly discernible and continuous within the intercalated disk in the control group.
The intercalated disks are irregular and wider than the normal cross-striations, and represent specialized junctions between cardiac muscle fibers (Fig.