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Rectus Abdominis

What is rectus abdominis and where is it located? Rectus abdominis is the muscle that runs vertically adjacent to the umbilicus along the whole abdomen from the sternum up to the pubic bone. They are commonly known as abdominals or ‘abs’ muscles and are present in the pair at the front wall of the abdomen. […]

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Picture of Jejunum

Jejunum

What is Jejunum? It is one of the 3 parts of the small intestine. The middle segment between the duodenum and the ileum is known as jejunum, found in all upper-level vertebrates like birds, reptiles, mammals including human. (more…)

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Mastoid Process Location

Mastoid Process

Mastoid Process Definition The human skull is made up of many bones held together by fibrous joints called sutures. The inferior surface houses a number of processes for strong attachment of various structures of the face and neck region. The mastoid process, lying in the mastoid part of the temporal bone in the human skull, […]

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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

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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