By Stephen Lewis (Auth.)
Anatomy is a technology which, to lots of its scholars, is couched in phrases that are obscure, being drawn from different languages, cultures and eras. Many have came across a leap forward in comprehension of the topic via a fuller figuring out of its terminology because the phrases used are purely uncomplicated descriptions of anatomical buildings yet in an surprising language. it's the goal of this e-book to supply all who research anatomy with an easy reference advisor to such phrases so that their comprehension of the topic might be improved. this isn't easily a dictionary of anatomical phrases, even though there's a crucial alphabetical thesaurus. quite, quite a few phrases were passed over from this word list and grouped jointly by way of universal subject matters right into a sequence of particularly brief sections on the entrance of the e-book. during this method, cross-referencing inside those subject matters is made a lot more uncomplicated in view that all comparable entries are in a single position. The record of contents is a really useful indicator and consultant to the positioning of note. various anatomical buildings also endure the identify of an individual with whom they've got turn into linked. even though using eponyms is now discouraged, their use isn't really extinct and so an inventory is equipped on the finish
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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. ) 50 An anatomical wordbook Basilic Vein Basis Basisphenoid Bicuspid Bifid Bigemina Bile Biliary Biventer Bladder Blood Bone Brachium Brain Branchial The basilic vein was so named by Avicenna at the end of the first millenium. It was a vein much used in blood-letting, particularly to cure a malady of the baser parts of the body which excluded the head.
An angle. ) Angular. ) Probably derived from angulus (L): an angle or corner. A precursory form or structure. ) See Anulus. A variant of a standard form. ) A loop. ) Like a goose. ) See pes anserinus and cutis anserinus. Also as: anserine. A muscle opposing the pull of an agonist. ) The forearm. ) 46 An anatomical wordbook Anteflexion Anteversion Antihelix Antitragus Antrum Anulus Anus Aorta Apertura Apocrine Bent forwards, the normal shape of the non-pregnant uterus. ) Turned forwards, the normal position of the non-pregnant uterus.
Anatomically, this term was first used by Celsus. ) The principal artery of the body. ) The term may also come from aorteomai (Gk): T am suspended'. According to Aristotle, the aorta was the large artery from which the heart was suspended. ) An aperture or opening. ) A secretory cell type where part of the protoplasm was believed to contribute to the secretion. ) Glossary Apex Aponeurosis Aplasia Apophysis Appendix Aqueduct Aqueous Aqueous Humour Arachnoid Granulations Arbor Vitae Arcade Arch Archicerebellum 47 The peak, tip or top.
An Anatomical Wordbook by Stephen Lewis (Auth.)