Anatomical terminology

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Anatomical terminology is a form of scientific terminology used by anatomists, zoologists, and health professionals such as doctors.wikipedia
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Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology

Federative Committee on Anatomical TerminologyTerminology CommitteeFederative International Programme on Anatomical Terminologies
Within the international field, a group of experts reviews, analyzes and discusses the morphological terms of the structures of the human body, forming today's Terminology Committee (FICAT) from the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA).
They hold periodic meetings in different countries on a rotating basis, where they study morphological terminology: anatomical, histological and embryology of the human being.

International Federation of Associations of Anatomists

Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology
Within the international field, a group of experts reviews, analyzes and discusses the morphological terms of the structures of the human body, forming today's Terminology Committee (FICAT) from the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA).
Since 1989 the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology (FICAT) under IFAA auspices, has met to analyze and study the international morphological terminology (Anatomy, Histology and Embryology), releasing updated Terminologia Anatomica in 1998 and Terminologia Histologica in 2008.

Terminologia Anatomica

TAanatomicalInternational standard on human anatomic terminology
An international standard for anatomical terminology, Terminologia Anatomica has been created.

Pan American Association of Anatomy

In the Latin American field, there are meetings called Iberian Latin American Symposium Terminology (SILAT), where a group of experts of the Pan American Association of Anatomy (PAA) that speak Spanish and Portuguese, disseminates and studies the international morphological terminology.
In 2009, during the 43rd anniversary of the Pan American Association of Anatomy, the 1st Iberian-Latin-American Terminology Symposium (SILAT) was held, with the purpose of disseminating the International Morphological Terminology.

Anatomical terms of motion

flexionextensionabduction
Motion, the process of movement, is described using specific anatomical terms.

Anatomical terms of location

ventraldorsalanterior
The location of anatomical structures can also be described with relation to different anatomical landmarks.

Anatomical terms of muscle

antagonistinsertionagonist
Muscle action that moves the axial skeleton work over a joint with an origin and insertion of the muscle on respective side.
Muscles are described using unique anatomical terminology according to their actions and structure.

Nomina Anatomica

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It supersedes the previous standard, Nomina Anatomica.

Palmaris longus muscle

palmaris longuspalmaris tendon
For example, the presence or absence of the palmaris longus tendon.

Vertebral column

spinespinal columnspinal
Muscles also run over symphysis, which allow for movement in for example the vertebral column by compression of the intervertebral discs.
This provides anatomical landmarks that can be used to guide procedures such as a lumbar puncture and also as vertical reference points to describe the locations of other parts of human anatomy, such as the positions of organs.

Scientific terminology

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Anatomical terminology is a form of scientific terminology used by anatomists, zoologists, and health professionals such as doctors.

Anatomy

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Anatomical terminology is a form of scientific terminology used by anatomists, zoologists, and health professionals such as doctors.

Zoology

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Anatomical terminology is a form of scientific terminology used by anatomists, zoologists, and health professionals such as doctors.

Health professional

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Anatomical terminology is a form of scientific terminology used by anatomists, zoologists, and health professionals such as doctors.

Suffix

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Anatomical terminology uses many unique terms, suffixes, and prefixes deriving from Ancient Greek and Latin. Anatomical terminology has quite regular morphology, the same prefixes and suffixes are used to add meanings to different roots.

Prefix

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Anatomical terminology uses many unique terms, suffixes, and prefixes deriving from Ancient Greek and Latin. Anatomical terminology has quite regular morphology, the same prefixes and suffixes are used to add meanings to different roots.

Ancient Greek

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Anatomical terminology uses many unique terms, suffixes, and prefixes deriving from Ancient Greek and Latin.

Latin

Latin languageLat.la
Anatomical terminology uses many unique terms, suffixes, and prefixes deriving from Ancient Greek and Latin.

Morphology (linguistics)

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Anatomical terminology has quite regular morphology, the same prefixes and suffixes are used to add meanings to different roots.

Root (linguistics)

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Anatomical terminology has quite regular morphology, the same prefixes and suffixes are used to add meanings to different roots.

Tissue (biology)

tissuetissuesbiological tissue
The root of a term often refers to an organ or tissue.

Navel

umbilicusbelly buttonbellybutton
These landmarks may include structures, such as the umbilicus or sternum, or anatomical lines, such as the midclavicular line from the centre of the clavicle.

Sternum

manubriumbreastbonesternal
These landmarks may include structures, such as the umbilicus or sternum, or anatomical lines, such as the midclavicular line from the centre of the clavicle.

Frontalis muscle

frontalisFrontal bellyfrontalis muscles
Examples of structures named according to this include the frontalis muscle, submental lymph nodes, buccal membrane and orbicularis oculi muscle.