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Prostatic utricle

Prostatic utricle Definition It refers to a tiny diverticulum of the prostatic urethra, lined by epithelium. It is also called the “Vagina masculina.” In old literature, it is found to be mentioned by the name “Vesicula prostatica”. The name Prostatic utricle is actually Latin in origin and stands for “Pouch of the prostrate”. Prostatic utricle […]

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Lateral sulcus

Lateral sulcus Definition It is one of the most conspicuous brain structures in humans. It is the most prominent and deepest section of the cortical sulci. It is one of the sulci that develop earliest in the human brain. It appears first around the 14th gestational week. Lateral sulcus Synonyms The structure is also known […]

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Pericardial sinus

Pericardial sinus Definition It refers to the wall at the back of the pericardial sac. It is ventrally bound by a pericardial membrane within which lies the heart. Pericardial sinus Types There are two types of this structure: Oblique – It is the small concavity in the pericardial cavity which is situated behind the base […]

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Papillary muscle

Papillary muscle Definition It refers to a tiny muscle inside the heart that serves as an anchor for the cardiac valves. There are two muscles of this type, which are named according to their position in the heart – Anterior Papillary muscle Posterior Papillary muscle Papillary muscle Location As aforesaid, these muscles can be found […]

Last updated on February 1st, 2018 at 12:41 pm

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Mediastinal pleura

Mediastinal pleura Definition It refers to a section of the parietal pleura membrane lining the mediastinum, the portion of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that comprise of organs like the heart, aorta, thymus, trachea and esophagus. It appears as a thin membrane. In Latin, the structure is referred to as “P. Mediastinalis.” Mediastinal pleura […]

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Lovibond’s angle

What is Lovibond’s angle? It refers to the angle between the base of the nail and the nail itself. In healthy individuals, this angle equals to or is less than 165°. It is also known as “Lovibond’s Profile Sign.” Lovibond’s angle Location As aforesaid, it is an angle and not a physical structure. It is […]

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Lingual tonsils

Lingual tonsils Definition The term refers to rounded lumps of lymphatic tissue that forms a covering over the posterior area of the human tongue. One may call these the “Fourth tonsil,” after the two tonsils and adenoids located in the posterior part of the mouth. Location of Lingual tonsils These are situated at the tongue […]

Last updated on February 1st, 2018 at 12:43 pm

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Alveolar duct

Alveolar duct Definition It refers to very small end ducts of the ramifying airways inside the lungs. There are approximately 1.5-2 million such structures within each lung of a person. These are also often known as the final branches of the human bronchial tree. Alveolar duct Location As aforementioned, these are located inside the lungs. […]

Last updated on September 1st, 2017 at 8:32 am

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Renal Capsule

Renal Capsule Definition It refers to a thin membranous protective covering over the external surface of the left as well as the right kidney. Renal Capsule Location The capsule is found to surround the outer walls of the kidney. It is found to enter into the sinus, a hollow area of the kidney. It connects […]

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Renal papilla

Renal papilla Definition It is the apex or highest point of each renal pyramid that projects into a calyx. In other words, it is any of the triangular tissue sections that constitute the medulla – the white fatty material of the kidneys. Renal papilla Location It is a part of the kidney. Renal papilla Appearance […]

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