New PDF release: An Anatomical Wordbook

By Stephen Lewis (Auth.)

ISBN-10: 0750610239

ISBN-13: 9780750610230

Anatomy is a technological know-how which, to a lot of its scholars, is couched in phrases that are obscure, being drawn from different languages, cultures and eras. Many have came upon a step forward in comprehension of the topic via a fuller realizing of its terminology because the phrases used are basically basic descriptions of anatomical constructions yet in an unexpected language. it's the goal of this booklet to supply all who examine anatomy with an easy reference consultant to such phrases so that their comprehension of the topic could be better. this isn't easily a dictionary of anatomical phrases, even supposing there's a critical alphabetical word list. really, various phrases were passed over from this word list and grouped jointly through universal subject matters right into a sequence of particularly brief sections on the entrance of the booklet. during this method, cross-referencing inside those subject matters is made a lot more uncomplicated in view that all similar entries are in a single position. The record of contents is a really worthy indicator and advisor to the site of note. various anatomical constructions also undergo the identify of anyone with whom they've got develop into linked. even though using eponyms is now discouraged, their use isn't really extinct and so a listing is supplied on the finish

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Twofold. ) A secretion of the liver. ) See choledochus. Pertaining to bile. ) Having two bellies. ) A membranous sac containing air or fluid. ) The vital fluid of the circulatory system. ) The rigid framework of the body composed of connective tissue with a ground substance of mineral salts. ) The arm above the elbow. ) The cranial centre of the nervous system. ) Pertaining to the embryonic arches either side of the pharynx, posterior to the hyoid arch, Glossary Breast Brevis Bronchiole Bronchus Buccal Bulbus Bulbus Oculi Bulla Bursa Buttock 51 which resemble gills.

The external ear; a saccular appendage of the left atrium. (From auricula (dim. ) (Auricle is also the obsolete term for an atrium per se. ) The essentially self-regulating nervous system dealing with vegetative functions. ) The armpit (or axillary fossa). ) The process conducting action potentials away from the nerve cell body. ) The vein running on the right side from abdomen to thorax. (From a (Gk): not + zygos (Gk): yoked or paired. ) This term was first used by Galen. B Basilar Used to refer to something situated at the base of another structure.

Pisiform Pea-shaped. ) Trapezium Four-sided. ) Trapezoid Four-sided, like a small table. ) Capitate Head-shaped. ) Hamate Hooked. ) Former names of some of the carpal bones Scaphoid Lunate Triquetral Pisiform Trapezium Trapezoid Capitate Hamate Metacarpals Navicular Semilunar Cuneiform (None) Greater Multangular Lesser Multangular Os Magnum Unciform After-the-wrist. ) Bone names and their meanings Phalanx (phalanges) 25 From phalanx (Gk): 'a band of soldiers'. The Lower Limb The innominate bone Ilium Ischium Pubis Femur Patella Tibia Fibula Tarsus Talus Calcaneus Navicular Cuneiform Medial Intermediate Lateral Cuboid The unnamed bone.

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