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Anterior

Definition (anatomy) (1) Situated before or in front; prior to. (2) Near or toward the head or forward end of a quadruped... Read More

Anterior funiculus

Anterior funiculus anterior white column of spinal cord, a column or bundle of white matter on either side of the anterior... Read More

Anterior extremity

Anterior extremity Specifically, the anterior end of the spleen (extremitas anterior splenis ). Synonym: extremitas... Read More

Anterior nasal spine

Anterior nasal spine a pointed projection at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture; the tip, as seen on a... Read More

Anterior primary division

Anterior primary division --> ventral primary ramus of spinal nerve (Science: anatomy, nerve) The larger,... Read More

Tuberosity for serratus anterior muscle

tuberosity for serratus anterior muscle (Science: anatomy) A rough oval area, about the middle of the outer surface and... Read More

Hormone Production

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Hormones are chemical messengers produced by glands in the endocrine system.... Read More

Somatotroph

Definition noun, plural: somatotrophs The hormone-secreting cell in the anterior pituitary that particularly releases... Read More

Corticotroph

Definition noun, plural: corticototrophs The cell in the anterior pituitary that particularly releases adrenocorticotropic... Read More

Thyrotroph

Definition noun, plural: thyrotrophs The cell in the anterior pituitary that particularly releases thyroid-stimulating... Read More

Lactotroph

Definition noun, plural: lactotrophs An acidophilic cell in the anterior pituitary that releases prolactin Supplement The... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Hypothalamus

Definition noun, plural: hypothalami A small region of the forebrain comprised of several small nuclei, located between the... Read More

Principles of Hormonal Control Systems

Hormones are chemical messengers that enter the blood directly upon their secretion from endocrine glands. A single gland or... Read More

Hypothalamic hormone

Definition noun, plural: hypothalamic hormones Any of the various neurohormones produced by specialized neurons in the... Read More

Cornea

Cornea (Science: anatomy, ophthalmology) The transparent structure forming the anterior part of the fibrous tunic of the... Read More

Pituitary gland

Definition noun, plural: pituitary glands An endocrine gland situated off the bottom of the hypothalamus, and acts as the... Read More

Preauricular

Definition adjective Of a part or area located anterior to the auricle of the ear Supplement Preauricular is a descriptive... Read More

Lipotropin

Definition noun, plural: lipotropins A polypeptide hormone of the anterior pituitary gland, presumably acts by promoting fat... Read More

Anterolateral

Definition adjective (anatomy) In front of the body, away from the middle line Supplement The term anterolateral is used in... Read More

Melanocyte-stimulating hormone

Definition noun, plural: melanocyte-stimulating hormones A peptide hormone in vertebrates that primarily regulate melanin... Read More

Prolactin

Definition noun, plural: prolactins A peptide hormone secreted by lactotropic cell in the anterior pituitary of vertebrates,... Read More

Gonadotropin

Definition noun, plural: gonadotropins A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary and the placenta, and acts... Read More

Bondok’s Classification of the Thalamic Nuclei

Anatomists usually classify the thalamic nuclei according to their relation to the internal medullary lamina into 5 groups:... Read More

External os

Definition noun A small, somewhat circular aperture on the extremity of the extocervix Supplement At the lower part of the... Read More

Spermiogenesis

Spermiogenesis Definition Spermiogenesis is the stage of spermatogenesis wherein the spermatids differentiate into mature... Read More

Coronoid process

Coronoid process a sharp triangular projection from a bone; coronoid process of the mandible, the triangular anterior... Read More

Bicoid

Definition noun (1) A kind of maternal-effect gene (as in bicoid gene) whose function is to code for products used for... Read More

Goniosynechia

Definition noun, plural: goniosynechiae Synechia of the iris to the cornea in the angle of the anterior... Read More

Tractus vestibulospinalis

tractus vestibulospinalis --> vestibulospinal tract A somatopically organised fibre bundle originating from the lateral... Read More

Spinal nerve

Definition noun, plural: spinal nerves Any of the pairs of nerves emerging from the spinal cord, where each pair is attached... Read More

Sclerotome

Definition noun, plural: sclerotomes (embryology) The somite that gives rise to the development of vertebrae and... Read More

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Foramen magnum

Definition noun A large opening in the anterior inferior portion of occipital bone in the cranium that serves an outlet of... Read More

Growth hormone

Definition noun, plural: growth hormones A polypeptide hormone that in humans and other animals essentially promotes... Read More

Follicle-stimulating hormone

Definition noun, plural: follicle-stimulating hormones A gonadotropin released by the gonadotropes of the anterior... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Preaxial

preaxial (Science: anatomy) Situated in front of any transverse axis in the body of an animal; anterior; cephalic;... Read More

Musculus biventer mandibulae

musculus biventer mandibulae --> digastric muscle (Science: anatomy) One of the suprahyoid group of muscles consisting of... Read More

Acromegaly

Acromegaly (Science: endocrinology) a condition that results from the excess production of growth hormone in the anterior... Read More