Clinical Anatomy For Dummies by David Terfera

By David Terfera

Your price ticket to acing medical Anatomy

Clinical anatomy is the examine of human anatomy because it pertains to medical perform. in contrast to a easy anatomy and body structure direction designed to coach normal anatomical wisdom, scientific anatomy makes a speciality of particular buildings and matters that individuals may perhaps come across in a medical setting.

Clinical Anatomy For Dummies offers a pleasant, unintimidating evaluate of the cloth lined in a standard college-level scientific Anatomy path. transparent definitions, concise causes, and lots of full-color illustrations make Clinical Anatomy For Dummies the main available e-book on hand to complement your lecture room texts.

  • Plain-English factors make tricky strategies effortless to grasp
  • Tracks to a regular college-level scientific Anatomy course
  • Features a 16-page colour insert

Whether you are a scholar or a practising healthcare employee, Clinical Anatomy for Dummies makes this topic available and simple to grasp.

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They’re also covered with a periosteum and hyaline cartilage. ✓ Flat bones: These types of bones resemble a bone sandwich made of two tables, which are thin layers of the compact bone, enclosing a layer of cancellous bone called the diploe. The frontal and parietal bones in the skull (see Chapter 12) are flat, as are the scapulae (or shoulder blades; see Chapter 16). ✓ Sesamoid bones: These small, round bones form in tendons. The biggest one is the patella (or kneecap) in the quadriceps tendon of the knee (see Chapter 20).

The shape of the follicle determines whether hair is curly or straight. Each follicle contains a hair bulb from which the hair develops. Arrector pili muscles connect the hair follicle to the skin. Have you ever wondered how you develop goose bumps? When you’re cold or frightened, the arrector pili muscles cause your skin to dimple and the hair to move vertically (stand on end). ✓ Nails: Keratin shows up again in the form of plates found on ends of the fingers and toes. Underneath each nail is a nail bed with a root at the proximal end (closer to the rest of the body).

Each long bone has the following parts: • The diaphysis is the shaft of the bone, made of compact bone. • The epiphysis, the part that forms the enlarged ends of the bone, is made of cancellous bone and is covered with compact bone and hyaline cartilage (see the later section “Catching Up to Cartilage” for details). 27 28 Part I: Beginning with Clinical Anatomy Basics • The epiphyseal cartilage is between the diaphysis and epiphysis. It’s the site of bone elongation during the growing years, but after you’re done growing, the cartilage is replaced by compact bone.

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