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Trochlear Nerve

Trochlear Nerve Definition The Trochlear nerve is one of the smallest motor nerve (in terms of axons) that controls the superior oblique muscles (one of the muscles that helps in the movement of the eye) of the eye. The trochlear nerve is the fourth Cranial nerve having the longest intracranial course and is the only […]

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Endosteum

What is Endosteum? Endosteum is a thin, soft, connective tissue, lining the cavity of long bones like Humerus and Femur. It acts as a coating for the inner compact bone and the trabeculae of the spongy tissue. The osteoprogenitor cells of the preosteoblasts present in this connective tissue lining, differentiate into osteoblasts and later on […]

Last modified on January 16th, 2018 at 1:04 pm

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Cecum

Cecum Definition Cecum or also known as “caecum,” is a small intraperitoneal pouch like structure located on the right side of the lower abdomen. It is the starting point of the large intestine and lies between ileum and the ascending colon, into which the ileum (last part of the small intestine) empties digested content from […]

Last modified on September 3rd, 2017 at 4:24 am

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Greater Omentum Location

Greater Omentum

The human stomach bag has five layers, out of which the outer most layer is the Serosa. The serosa makes up the peritoneal membrane of the abdominal cavity. The parietal portion of the peritoneum has an extended flap of tissue that hangs from it called the Greater Omentum. (more…)

Last modified on September 2nd, 2017 at 10:30 am

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Mitral Valve Location

Mitral Valve

What is the Mitral valve? The mitral valve is a valve located between the left atrium and left ventricle and also referred to as bicuspid valve or the left arterioventricular valve. The mitral valve has two flaps and along with the tricuspid valve, it is collectively often called as atrioventricular valves because of their position. […]

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Saddle Joint Location

Saddle Joint

What is a Joint? A joint in a mammalian body, is an arrangement of mostly two bones, working together for a particular movement to take place. Being classified according to the amount of movement they permit, they can be fixed type, which is immovable, like skull joints. Others can show movement up to an extent. […]

Last modified on September 2nd, 2017 at 6:46 am

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Vas Deferens

Vas Deferens Definition The Vas Deference or Ductus deferens is a thin, fibro muscular tube initiating from the epididymis and converting into the ejaculatory duct in the male reproductive system. Being 30-45cm long and less than 5mm in diameter, it serves in transporting sperm cells from each of the testis to the common ejaculatory duct. […]

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Sphenoid Bone Location

Sphenoid Bone

What is the Sphenoid Bone? The sphenoid bone, also known as Os sphenoidale, is a cranial bone, shaped like a butterfly or a wasp, which occupies most of the middle part of the skull’s base, making up the middle region of the cranial fossa. Crammed between a group of bones in the frontal part of […]

Last modified on August 26th, 2017 at 8:47 am

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Sigmoid Colon

What is the Sigmoid Colon? Sigmoid colon or pelvic colon is a portion of the large intestine which is closest to the rectum and anus. It helps to flow the fecal matter from the colon to rectum and then to anus. Feces stays in this sigmoid colon until they are in a state of elimination […]

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