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Digastric Muscle

By | 2018-03-16T12:00:31+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Anatomy, Head and Neck, Muscles|

Digastric muscle is a muscular band that is made up of posterior and anterior bellies, which are joined by an intermediate tendon. Because of its two bellies this muscle is named digastric. Digastric Muscle Origin The bipinnate posterior belly- via the mastoid notch of the temporal bone. The unipinnate anterior belly - via [...]

Carotid Triangle

By | 2018-03-16T12:00:44+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Anatomy, Areas, Head and Neck|

The triangles of the neck are for surgical purpose andare studied in order to understand the complex and delicate contents that are found in this region. Inside the anterior triangle of the neck, the carotid triangle is among the paired triangles that are based on important landmarks. Carotid Triangle is named because all the three [...]

Vertebral Foramen

By | 2018-03-12T11:07:56+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Anatomy, Area, Back|

The anterior section known as the body and the posterior section known as the vertebral arch create an opening or foramen known as vertebral foramen which is found within a normal vertebra. The spinal cord and its meninges are contained within the vertebral foramen. Together, the vertebral canal is created by the vertebral foramina of [...]

Transverse Foramen/Foramen Transversarium

By | 2018-03-12T10:30:24+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Anatomy, Areas, Head and Neck|

Transverse foramen/ Foramen Transversarium is a gap on each of the transverse processes which contain the vertebral artery and vein and a sympathetic nerve plexus and it is only found in the cervical vertebrae. The spinal nerves and ganglia traverse the dorsal border of the artery along with segmental vessels. Transverse Foramen With [...]

Lingual Nerve

By | 2018-03-12T09:29:05+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Anatomy, Head and Neck, Nerves|

The lingual nerve is a sensory division belonging to the posterior branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve. Lingual Nerve Origin The lingual nerve arises via posterior division of the mandibular nerve and travels down in the middle of the ramus of the mandible as well as the medial pterygoid muscle. [...]

Inferior Alveolar Nerve

By | 2018-03-12T07:27:25+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Anatomy, Head and Neck, Nerves|

The inferior alveolar nerve a.k.a. the inferior dental nerve is a division of the mandibular nerve, the third division of the trigeminal nerve. The inferior alveolar nerve is primarily a twin motor and sensory nerve. It innervates the lower teeth. It is also the largest branch of the mandibular nerve. Inferior Alveolar Nerve [...]

Lymphatic Drainage of the Pelvis

By | 2018-03-09T05:33:12+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Anatomy, Lymphatic Drainage|

This article explains lymphatic drainage of pelvis; it includes major regions like pelvis, perineum and genitals. Pelvic viscera Lymphatics from majority of pelvic viscera primarily empty within lymph nodes scattered nearby: Internal iliac arteries External iliac arteries Branches related to them. These then drain into nodes connected with the common iliac arteries and afterwards inside [...]

Lymph Nodes

By | 2018-03-08T11:47:38+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Lymphatic Drainage|

A lymph node or lymph gland belongs to the lymphatic system and is an oval shaped or kidney-shaped organ, and it also belongs to the adaptive immune system, which are widely present all over the body. Lymphatic vessels connect them as a part of the circulatory system. In the lymphatic system the lymph node is [...]