Items tagged “rewrite anatomy”

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Orbit

The orbits are two bony sockets at the front of the face that primarily house and protect the eyes and associated structures.  Terminology Ocular or optic refers specifically to the globe (eyeball). Orbital refers to all the contents of the bony orbit, encompassing both the intra and extraocul...
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Common carotid artery

The common carotid arteries (CCA) are paired branchless arteries of the neck that supply blood to the head, face and neck. Each common carotid bifurcates into internal and external carotid arteries. Summary origin: left: branch of the aortic arch right: branch of the brachiocephalic trunk c...
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Inner ear

The inner ear refers to the bony labyrinth, the membranous labyrinth and their contents. It may also be referred to as the vestibulocochlear organ, supplied by the vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII). It is divided into three main parts: the cochlea housing the cochlear duct for hearing the vest...
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Humerus

The humerus (plural: humeri) is a tubular bone of the arm that articulates proximally at the shoulder with the glenoid of the scapula, and distally at the elbow, with the radius and ulna. Gross anatomy Osteology The humerus begins proximally as a rounded head and joins the greater and lesser ...
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Popliteal vein

The popliteal vein is a component of the deep venous system of the lower limb. It forms from the peroneal, posterior tibial and anterior tibial veins and ascends through the popliteal fossa to the adductor hiatus alongside the popliteal artery where it becomes the femoral vein 1. Summary locat...