By Stephen Lewis (Auth.)
Anatomy is a technological know-how which, to lots of its scholars, is couched in phrases that are obscure, being drawn from different languages, cultures and eras. Many have stumbled on a step forward in comprehension of the topic via a fuller figuring out of its terminology because the phrases used are simply basic descriptions of anatomical buildings yet in an unusual language. it's the target of this ebook to supply all who learn anatomy with an easy reference advisor to such phrases so that their comprehension of the topic should be greater. this isn't easily a dictionary of anatomical phrases, even though there's a imperative alphabetical thesaurus. quite, various phrases were passed over from this thesaurus and grouped jointly by way of universal issues right into a sequence of quite brief sections on the entrance of the publication. during this means, cross-referencing inside of those issues is made a lot more straightforward on the grounds that all comparable entries are in a single position. The record of contents is a truly worthy indicator and advisor to the positioning of be aware. a number of anatomical constructions also endure the identify of anyone with whom they've got turn into linked. even though using eponyms is now discouraged, their use isn't extinct and so an inventory is supplied on the finish
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Bent around. ) An enclosed fluid-containing space. ) A thin strip of grey matter on the lateral surface of the external capsule, separating the lentiform nucleus from the insula. ) The hymen. (From claustrum (L): a barrier + vagina (L): a sheath. ) A small eminence on the posterior aspect of the medulla oblongata, containing the gracile nucleus. ) The Greek term for the clavicle. ) Glossary Clitoris Clivus Cloaca Cluneal Cochlea Coeliac Coelom Collagen Colliculus 57 The female erectile organ, homologous with the male penis, found at the anterior part of the vulva.
So called because it divides into three branches: ophthalmic, maxillary and mandibular. ) So called because it is the motor nerve of the lateral rectus of the eyeball and so causes the eye to turn to the side. ) So called because its fibres fan out into the face. ) So called because it is the nerve of hearing. ) So called because nerves pass to the semicircular canals and cochlear. ) 26 Names of the cranial nerves and their meanings IX Glossopharyngeal X Vagus XI Accessory also known as: Spinal Accessory XII Hypoglossal 27 So called because it passes to the tongue and pharynx.
A relatively flat head. ) Such a head may also be relatively wide. 40 Body types Various methods for classifying physique have been attempted. Although metrical classifications have been generally unsuccessful, certain terms of a non-metrical nature persist. Hypersthenic Sthenic Asthenic Hyposthenic A very muscular, thick-set individual, with a broad chest and high diaphragm. The stomach tends to lie transversely and the gall-bladder horizontal high in the abdomen, well away from the mid-line.