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Knee

Knee 1. In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg. 2. (Science: anatomy) The joint, or region of the joint, between... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

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

Sprain

sprain A tearing injury to ligaments. Sprains can be minor, with only a slight stress to the ligament or may be severe with... Read More

Patellar reflex

Definition noun, plural: patellar reflexes A stretch reflex wherein the anterior muscles of the thigh contracts by reflex as... Read More

Patella

patella (Science: anatomy) The knee cap. The quadriceps tendon attaches to it above and the patellar tendon below. A small... Read More

Null hypothesis

Null Hypothesis Definition Null hypothesis is defined as “the commonly accepted fact (such as the sky is blue) and... Read More

Diarthrodial joint

What is a diarthrodial joint? A diarthrosis joint is a freely moving joint characterized by its mobility and joint cavity... Read More

Valgus

Definition adjective Of, or pertaining to the abnormal outward turning of a distal segment of a bone from the mid-line,... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

String

string 1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet With firmest nerves,... Read More

Skeletal system

What is the Skeletal System? How to define a skeleton? The skeletal system is the main framework that gives your body its... Read More

Stifle

stifle 1. To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the... Read More

Soapsuds enema

Definition The injection of a mixture of water and soap into the colon. Supplement The soapsuds enema uses a mixture of a... Read More

Articular surface

Definition The surface of a joint at which the ends of the bones meet. Supplement Joints may be classified based on the... Read More

Tap water enema

An injection of plain water into the rectum in order to stimulate a bowel movement. Uusally given to relieve constipation... Read More

Buck’s traction

Definition A longitudinal skin traction applied to extremity in one direction with a single pulley, and keeping the leg in... Read More

Muscles of the Apes – a thwack on human muscle evolution

Summary: A recent finding suggests that apes do have the muscles for bipedalism, vocal communication, and facial... Read More

Pinocytosis

Pinocytosis Definition What is pinocytosis?  Pinocytosis is the ingestion of extracellular fluids, i.e. the fluid... Read More

Circumduction gait

Circumduction gait --> hemiplegic gait gait in which the leg is stiff, without flexion at knee and ankle, and with each... Read More

Rotary joint

Definition noun, plural: rotary joints A synovial joint in which a section of a cylinder of one bone fits into a... Read More

Articulatio trochoidea

Definition noun Latin for trochoid articulation, a synovial joint in which a section of a cylinder of one bone fits into a... Read More

Joint

Joint 1. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards. Pierced... Read More

Synovial joint

Definition noun A movable joint comprised of a layer of fibrocartilage or hyaline cartilage that lines the opposing bony... Read More

Crus

Definition noun, plural: crura (anatomy) Lower leg; a bodily part likened to a leg or pair of legs (taxonomy) A subgenus of... Read More

Sural region

sural region The muscular swelling of the back of the leg below the knee, formed chiefly by the bellies of the gastrocnemius... Read More

Varus

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or relating to a deformity wherein the distal segment of a bone or a joint... Read More

Derangement

Derangement 1. A disturbance of the regular order or arrangement. 2. Rarely used term for a mental disturbance or... Read More

Movable joint

Definition noun The most common and movable type of joint which is characterized by the presence of a layer of... Read More

Broom

Broom 1. (Science: botany) a plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound together; especially,... Read More

Shank

shank To fall off, as a leaf, flower, or capsule, on account of disease affecting the supporting footstalk; usually followed... Read More

Leg

Leg 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; especially, that... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More