Tibia Location

Tibia

Tibia Definition The leg bones are among the strongest bones in the human body. They include the tibia, the femur, and the fibula. The tibia is the second largest bone found in the body after the femur bone in the human anatomy. It is also known as the shinbone. (more…)

Last updated on April 5th, 2018 at 9:15 am

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Femoral Artery Location

Femoral Artery

The femoral artery is the second largest artery in our body after the aorta. However, it is the largest artery found in the femoral region of our body. It forms the main arterial blood supply to the lower limbs of the body. It provides oxygenated blood to the tissues of the lower limbs. (more…)

Last updated on April 5th, 2018 at 8:40 am

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Pelvic Girdle Bones

Pelvic Girdle

Pelvic Girdle In human anatomy, Pelvic Girdle is a basin-shaped structure of bones that connects the trunk of the legs and holds the support of the intestines, urinary bladder, and the interior sex organs. It is also termed as the bony pelvis. (more…)

Last updated on April 5th, 2018 at 8:12 am

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Abducens Nerve Location Picture

Abducens Nerve

What is an Abducens Nerve (CN 6)? Also known as the sixth nerve, sixth cranial nerve, CN VI, the Abducens Nerve is a somatic efferent nerve in human anatomy. It helps in managing the movement of the lateral rectus muscle of the eye. The lateral rectus muscle helps in lateral gaze (the contraction of the […]

Last updated on April 5th, 2018 at 5:56 am

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Glossopharyngeal Nerve Location

Glossopharyngeal Nerve

What is Glossopharyngeal Nerve? A paired set of nerves that is ninth in position and is a part of the 12 cranial nerves running across in the brainstem is called the Glossopharyngeal Nerve (CN 9). It runs through the upper medulla of the brainstem and travels from the base of the skull and ends in […]

Last updated on April 4th, 2018 at 3:41 am

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Vagus Nerve Location

Vagus Nerve

Vagus Nerve Definition Vagus Nerve (CN 10) which is normally known by the term pneumogastric nerve is counted as the number ten cranial nerve also referred as CN X. It mainly keeps an interaction with the parasympathetic heart control, lungs as well as digestive track of the body. (more…)

Last updated on April 11th, 2018 at 6:36 am

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Vestibulocohlear Nerve Location

Vestibulocochlear Nerve

What is the vestibulocochlear nerve? The vestibulocochlear nerve (CN8) or the auditory vestibular nerve is the eighth pair of cranial nerves from twelve pairs. This nerve is comprised of two portions- both parts having sensory functions. This nerve is responsible for transmitting sound information as well as for maintaining balance and equilibrium, transmitting the information […]

Last updated on April 3rd, 2018 at 7:55 am

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Picture of Olfactory Nerve

Olfactory Nerve

Olfactory Nerve Definition Also called as CN1, the olfactory nerve is among the first of 12 cranial nerves situated in the head. It transmits sensory data to brain and aids in sense of smell. The olfactory receptor neurons contain afferent nerve fibers that transfer nerve impulses regarding odor or smell to the central nervous system. […]

Last updated on March 16th, 2018 at 9:31 am

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Picture of Accessory Nerve

Accessory Nerve

Accessory Nerve Definition Amongst the twelve pairs of the cranial nerve in the brain, the eleventh pair of cranial nerve (CN11) is called the Accessory Nerve. It supplies innervation to the sternocleidomastoid muscles that helps in tilting and rotating of the head and trapezius muscles that helps in performing various actions such as shoulder elevation and abduction motion (motions […]

Last updated on April 4th, 2018 at 3:43 am

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Pharynx

Pharynx Definition The pharynx is a component of the digestive system and respiratory system. It is a soft part above throat that links the nose and mouth to the esophagus, which is the tube that carries the food to the stomach. As part of the digestive systems, its muscular walls support in swallowing process and […]

Last updated on April 4th, 2018 at 3:44 am

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