Items tagged “anatomy-illustrations”

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Aortic isthmus

The aortic isthmus is the part of the aorta just distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery at the site of the ductus arteriosus. This portion of the aorta is partly constricted in the fetus because of the lack of flow within the aortic sac and ascending aorta. It marks the partial sepa...

Brachial artery

The brachial artery is the main supply of arterial blood to the arm, forearm and hand.  Summary origin: continuation of the axillary artery distal to teres major location: medial upper arm supply: muscles of the arm, forearm and hand main branches: profunda brachii terminal branches: radia...

Glenohumeral joint

The glenohumeral joint is a synovial joint between the head of the humerus and the glenoid. Summary articulation: ball and socket joint between the head of the humerus and the glenoid joint: shoulder ligaments: glenohumeral, coracohumeral and transverse humeral ligaments movements: arm flex...

Sacroiliac joint

The sacroiliac (SI) joint is a synovial and fibrous joint between ilium and the sacrum. It has little movement and its main function is to transfer weight between the axial and lower appendicular skeletons. The SI joint is a symmetrical joint (i.e. is paired) with an oblique coronal orientation ...

Superficial femoral artery

The superficial femoral artery (SFA) is a continuation of the common femoral artery at the point where the profunda femoris branches. It is the main artery of the lower limb and is, therefore, critical in the supply of oxygenated blood to the leg. Summary origin: continuation of the common fem...

Brachial plexus (diagram)

 Diagnosis not applicable
Dr Craig Hacking
Published 16 Jun 2015
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