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Bones of superior limb

Bones of superior limb --> bones of upper limb These include the superior limb girdle (scapula and clavicle) and the... Read More

Lower limb

Lower limb The hip, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot. Synonym: membrum inferius, inferior limb, lower extremity, pelvic... Read More

Hind limb

Definition noun, plural: hind limbs The back limb, or the posterior extremity of an animal. Supplement The hind limb... Read More

Pentadactyl Limb

A limb with five digits such as a human hand or foot which are found in many amphibia, reptiles, birds and animals, which... Read More

Limb

Limb a leg or arm. a branch of a tree. The upper, free, spreading portion of a corolla or perianth that is connate at the... Read More

Limbus

Limbus 1. An extramundane region where certain classes of souls were supposed to await the judgment. As far from help as... Read More

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More

Arm

Arm 1. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey. 2.... Read More

Upper extremities

upper extremity --> upper limb The shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and hand. Synonym: membrum superius, superior limb,... Read More

Internal capsule

Definition noun (anatomy) A fan-like, 8-10 mm thick of white matter separating the caudate nucleus and the thalamus from the... Read More

Membrum superius

membrum superius --> upper limb The shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and hand. Synonym: membrum superius, superior limb,... Read More

Humerus

Humerus Origin: L. (Science: anatomy) The bone of the brachium, or upper part of the arm or fore limb. The part of the limb... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

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

Articulationes membri superioris liberi

Articulationes membri superioris liberi --> joints of free upper limb The joints uniting the bones of the free superior... Read More

Pollex

pollex (Science: anatomy) The first, or preaxial, digit of the fore limb, corresponding to the hallux in the hind limb; the... Read More

Loop of henle

Loop of henle a u-shaped turn in the medullary portion of a renal tubule, with a descending limb from the proximal... 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

Pangenesis

Definition noun A hypothetical mechanism for heredity proposed by Charles Darwin in which it holds that gemmules are shed... Read More

Juncturae cinguli membri superioris

Juncturae cinguli membri superioris --> joints of pectoral girdle The joints uniting the scapulae and clavicles to each... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Anatomy

Anatomy Definition Often we hear the term 'anatomy' while learning about the body and how it works. What is anatomy? What... 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

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

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Joints of pelvic girdle

The joints of pelvic girdle, in anatomy, are the joints that unite the sacrum and the two hip bones, forming the pelvic... Read More

Control of Body Movement

Motor Control Hierarchy A motor program is the pattern of neural activities required to perform a movement is created and... Read More

Indifferent electrode

Indifferent electrode in unipolar electrocardiography, a remote electrode placed either upon a single limb or connected with... Read More

Cell death

Definition noun The death of a cell characterized by the breakdown of cell structures Supplement Cell death pertains to the... Read More

Animal Water Regulation

Homeostatic control, a set environment, and how evolution and natural selection drives a species to adapt to its environment... Read More

Light-dependent reaction

Many organisms, such as green plants, convert light energy into chemical energy through the mechanism of photosynthesis. In... Read More

Sensory neuron

Definition noun, plural: sensory neurons A type of neuron that transmits sensory nerve impulses Supplement The neurons are... Read More

Carcinology

Definition noun A biological discipline that studies crustaceans Supplement Carcinology is a branch of zoology that deals... Read More

Preaxial

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

Hyperextension

Hyperextension extension of a limb or part beyond the normal limit. Synonym: overextension,... Read More

Sector

sector 1. (Science: geometry) A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc. 2. A mathematical... Read More

Nephron

Definition noun, plural: nephrons The structural and functional unit of the kidney, i.e. a structure comprised of a set of... Read More

Arachnology

Definition noun A biological discipline that studies arachnids Supplement Arachnology is a biological discipline that deals... Read More

Chelicerate

Definition noun, plural: chelicerates Any of the species belonging to the subphylum Chelicerata Supplement The chelicerates... Read More

Phalange

The finger or toe bones of a pendactyl... Read More

Woodlouse

Definition noun, plural: woodlice Any of the terrestrial isopods that belong to the suborder... Read More