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25 10, 2018

Leg Muscles

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-25T16:28:35+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Anatomy, Lower Limb, Muscles|0 Comments

Muscles of the leg include muscles of the thigh and foot. Leg muscles functions to perform all the motions and movements of the lower limb like standing, running, dancing etc. Leg muscles can be divided into 3 compartments: Anterior compartment, posterior compartment and lateral compartment. Muscles of the Anterior Compartment of the Leg Some of [...]

25 10, 2018

Metacarpal Bones

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-25T11:20:43+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Anatomy, Bones and Cartilages, Upper Limb|0 Comments

The Metacarpal bones are the bones present in the hands. Metacarpal bones are located in between the phalanges of the fingers and the carpal bones of the wrist and creates the intermediate part of the skeletal hand. The hand consist of five metacarpal bones which are conventionally numbered 1 to 5 from lateral (radial) to [...]

23 10, 2018

Epiglottis

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-25T10:51:07+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Anatomy, Organs, Thorax|0 Comments

The epiglottis is a leaf-shaped flexible flap of cartilage located behind the tongue at the end of the larynx. One of the main function of the epiglottis is to protect the body from chocking by sealing the windpipe during eating, so the food is inhaled accidentally. Epiglottis Structure Epiglottis is a leaf like [...]

22 10, 2018

Parietal lobe

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-22T14:39:19+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Anatomy, Areas, Head and Neck|0 Comments

The parietal lobe is one of the four lobes of the cerebrum which and it lies posterior to the central sulcus and above the lateral sulcus. It is the major centre for reception and evaluation of all sensory information except smell, hearing and vision. In the parietal lobe: 1. The postcentral sulcus runs downwards and [...]

9 10, 2018

Latissimus Dorsi

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-10T09:29:34+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Anatomy, Back, Muscles|0 Comments

Latissimus dorsi (lat) is a large, flat triangular muscle which is also the widest muscle in the human body. It begins in the lower portion of the back and tapers as it ascends to a narrow tendon that attaches to the humerus anteriorly. Due to which the movements associated with this muscle include extension, adduction [...]

8 10, 2018

Labia

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-10T10:11:09+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Anatomy, Organs, Pelvis|0 Comments

The labia are the inner and outer folds of the vulva, which are present at both sides of the vagina. They are part of the female genitals and are the visible portion of the vulva. In humans, labia majora and labia minora form the two pairs of labia. The labia majora, being the outer labia or outer [...]

4 10, 2018

Levator Scapulae Muscle

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-04T12:07:40+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Anatomy, Head and Neck, Muscles|0 Comments

The levator scapulae muscle is an elongated muscle present in the shoulder girdle. It acts as a connection between the upper limb and the vertebral column and can be located in the posterior triangle of the neck. Sternocleidomastoid covers the superior aspect of the levator scapulae whereas its inferior part is covered by trapezius and by its [...]

4 10, 2018

Iliopsoas Muscle

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-04T11:53:01+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Anatomy|0 Comments

Iliopsoas muscle is formed by the combination of two muscles: Psoas major and iliacus muscle of hip. As these muscles are closely related in function and structure that they are seen as a single muscle, iliopsoas muscle. Like the psoas major muscle, the iliacus flexes the thigh at the hip joint when the trunk is [...]

1 10, 2018

Myotomes

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-01T15:30:52+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Anatomy|0 Comments

The spinal cord supplies origin to 31 pairs of spinal nerves. Each and every muscle in the body is supplied by one or more spinal nerves. Myotomes is said to be a portion of skeletal muscles which is innervated by a single spinal cord level. In simple words myotome is defined as a group of [...]

29 09, 2018

Elbow Joint

By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-09-29T11:27:31+00:00 September 29th, 2018|Anatomy, Joints, Upper Limb|0 Comments

Anatomy of the Elbow Joint The three bones that are responsible for the formation of the elbow joint are humerus, radius and ulna. It includes two articulations: (a) humero-ulnar articulation, between the trochlea of the humerus and trochlear notch of the ulna, and (b) humero-radial articulation, between the capitulum of the humerus and the head [...]