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 step forward in comprehension of the topic via a fuller figuring out of its terminology because the phrases used are in basic terms easy descriptions of anatomical buildings yet in an surprising 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 could be stronger. this isn't easily a dictionary of anatomical phrases, even if there's a vital alphabetical word list. relatively, a variety of phrases were passed over from this word list and grouped jointly through universal topics right into a sequence of rather brief sections on the entrance of the booklet. during this manner, cross-referencing inside of those issues is made a lot more uncomplicated in view that all similar entries are in a single position. The checklist of contents is a really useful indicator and advisor to the site of note. a variety of anatomical constructions 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 supplied on the finish
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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. ) The wandering nerve. So called because the structures it supplies are less clearly confined spatially than those of the other cranial nerves. ) So called because, in travelling with the vagus nerve for part of its course, it appears supplementary to it.
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. ) Also as: apical, pertaining to an apex.
L): A pin (L): The ankle (L): The ankle-bone. From calx (L): a heel. From navicula (L): a small boat. From cuneus (L) + forma (L): wedgeshaped. From kuboeides (Gk): cube-shaped. Former names of some of the tarsal bones Talus Calcaneus Navicular Cuneiform Medial Intermediate Lateral Cuboid Metatarsals Phalanx (phalanges) Astragalus (Gk): a die Os Calcis Tarsal Scaphoid Cuneiform Internal Middle External (None) After-the-ankle. ) See above. Names of the cranial nerves and their meanings I Olfactory II Optic III Oculomotor IV Trochlear V Trigeminal VI Abducent VII Facial VIII Auditory also known as: Vestibulocochlear So called because it is the nerve of smell.