Bronchioles Location

Bronchioles

Bronchioles Definition The Bronchioles or the Bronchioli are the passageways by which the air reaches the alveoli (tiny air sacs) through the nose or mouth.  In this, the branches no longer house the submucosa, cartilage or the glands. (more…)

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Cranial Cavity Image

Cranial Cavity

Cranial Cavity Definition Cranial Cavity or the Intracranial Cavity refers to the gap or space formed inside the skull. There are several organs in the Cranial cavity, including the brain, which is lined by melinges, containing cerebrospinal fluids , to cushion blows. (more…)

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Cuneiform Cartilage Location

Cuneiform Cartilage

Cuneiform Cartilage Definition The Cuneiform Cartilage refers to the structure of the larynx. There are two elongated small pieces of elastic cartilage, which are located on either sides of the aryepiglottic fold (a triangular opening at the opening of the Larynx). (more…)

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Adductor Magnus

Adductor Magnus

Adductor Magnus Definition The Large triangular muscle in the medial side of the thighis known as ‘Adductor Magnus’. As it is an adductor, it pulls and contracts the hip towards the body midline. (more…)

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Sustentaculum Tali Location

Sustentaculum Tali

Sustentaculum Tali Definition It refers to a horizontal shelf which arises from the anteromedial portion of the heel bone or calcaneus. The superior surface of the tali is bowl-shaped and communicates with the middle calcaneal surface of the talus. The inner surface has a channel for the tendon of flexor hallucis longus. (more…)

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Lambdoid Suture Location

Lambdoid Suture

Lambdoid Suture Definition & Location It refers to a thick, fibrous connective tissue joint found in the posterior area of the skull which links the parietal bones with the occipital bone. The structure is also called as Lambdoidal Suture and is consistent with the occipitomastoid suture. (more…)

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Photos of Azygos Vein

Azygos Vein

Azygos Vein Definition It is a one-sided vessel which arises in the thorax to the right part of the vertebral column, delivering deoxygenated blood from the posterior abdominal and chest walls. It is an essential part of the azygos venous system. Azygos Vein Origin This vein develops in the thorax at the level of T12 […]

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Pictures of Falciform Ligament

Falciform Ligament

Falciform Ligament Definition It refers to a band of tough fibrous tissues which attach part of the liver to the abdominal and diaphragm wall. This sickle-shaped ligament is a remnant of the ventral mesentery of the fetus. Falciform Ligament Location It is located on the left side of the midline of the abdomen and passes […]

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Fibularis longus Pictures

Peroneus longus

Peroneus longus Definition It is the more superficial of the two lateral muscles of the lower leg. The long, strap-like structure is also called fibularis longus. The term Peroneus is derived from a Greek word called “Perone” referring to pin of a buckle. Simply put, it relates to the fibula of the leg. (more…)

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Chordae tendineae Location

Chordae tendineae

Chordae tendineae Definition These are string-like bands of fibrous tissue that attach to the cusps of the lower chamber of the heart. The structure is also known by the following names: Heart strings Tendinous chords Chordae tendineae Origin The cord-like tendons emerge from small stacks of muscle tissue called papillary muscles that inwardly project from […]

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