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Iliac Crest

By on July 4th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body, Pain Management

Definition and Function The iliac crest is the margin of the ileum. It is a curved, broad structure made to protect the insides of the pelvic region. It serves as an attachment of muscles, aponeurosis, and fascia of the nearby structures [1]. Iliac Crest Photos of Anatomy: Where is it Located? The iliac crest is […]

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Vagus Nerve

By on July 4th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

What is the Vagus Nerve (CN X) ? The Latin “vag” means “vagrant” or “wandering.” Knowing its distribution throughout the body, it is fit to call the vagus (pronunciation: VAY-gus) nerve as such [1, 2]. Unlike the other cranial nerves, vagus nerve is spread in different organs, making its functions much more appreciated. Vagus nerve […]

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Where is the Heart Located ?

By on July 3rd, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

The Heart Heart is a very important organ which acts as a muscular pump. It pumps the blood that circulate around the whole body and provide oxygen and nutrients to all organs which is needed for their survival. The heart is a conical organ and the size of the heart depends on the age of […]

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Torus Palatinus

By on July 3rd, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Torus Palatinus ? Torus palatinus is a benign peculiarity wherein there is a bony outgrowth on the palate. It is a normal bump on the roof of the mouth. It is one of the most common exostosis involving the oral cavity. It is not cancerous, nor it is painful or sore. It comes […]

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By on July 2nd, 2014 in Anatomy and Body, Pain Management

Sternum Definition and Function The sternum or breastbone is a vertical flat bone lying at the anterior middle part of the chest. Externally, it is made up of compact bone. Inside of it is a cancellous or spongy tissue that is entirely vascular. The adult length of the sternum measures 15-17 cm. It is larger […]

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Cricoid Cartilage

By on June 29th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

Cricoid Cartilage Definition and Structure Cricoid cartilage is an unpaired hyaline cartilage located in the larynx at C6 vertebral level. It rests inferior to the thyroid cartilage. It has a characteristic signet ring shape where the anterior part has an arch and the posterior part is a broad lamina. Cricoid cartilage increases its size as […]

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Mandibular Fossa

By on June 25th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

Mandibular Fossa Definition Mandibular fossa is a concavity in the squamous portion of the skull’s temporal bone. This is the area where the head of the mandible articulates with the articular disk. It allows the mouth to be closed and opened, meaning it exists to perform mastication. Its articular exterior is sheathed by fibrocartilage [1]. […]

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Orbicularis Oculi Muscle

By on June 25th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

Orbicularis oculi Definition Orbicularis oculi (pronunciation: or-bi-kyu-LAR-is OK-yu-lai) refers to the muscle around the eyes. Its origin is the medial side of the orbit and the insertion is the path that circles the orbit. The nerve responsible for it is the facial nerve or cranial nerve VII [1]. Orbicularis oculi is not attached to any […]

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Central Sulcus

By on June 21st, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

Definition: What is the Central Sulcus of Rolando? A sulcus is a defined as a deep groove that separates the gyri or convolutions on the surface of the brain. Named after Luigi Rolando, the central sulcus (of Rolando) or Rolandic fissure is a part of the brain that extends from the cerebral longitudinal fissure up […]

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Pregnancy Symptoms Week by Week

By on May 4th, 2013 in Women's Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a normal physiologic process for the development of human beings and it is necessary process to produce offspring. Pregnancy starts with conception where egg (ovum) is fertilized with a mature sperm. After fertilization, implantation occurs in the uterus of female to continue further development of embryo. Here we will discuss week by week […]

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