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What is the part between the eyebrow tail and above the eyelid called?

I need to know that anatomical name of the portion of the face between the eyebrow tail and the eyelid, as highlighted in red in the image below, as I need to refer to that particular area in writing ...
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Human Eye Diagram: question about some dimensions

Does anyone know any of the answers to these questions about this human eye diagram: What points should be the center of the circle for the radius numbers (Rn) in the following diagram? The ...
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Movement of the Ribcage during movements of the Thoracic Spine

I want to find a rough relation between the angle of rotation of the thoracic spine and the corresponding segmental movements in the skeleton of the ribcage. I have come across some research which ...
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Anatomical separation of body components [closed]

What separates the organs and parts of the body, for example, the intestine and the spine? This image shows what makes this separation, but what would be represented in orange and yellow?
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What type of joint is sternoclavicular joint?

I know it is synovial and saddle shaped It is complex as it involves a articular disc But I want to know whether it is simple joint ( 2 bones ) or complex joint (more than 2 bones ) as it involves ...
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Why does the axillary nerve have root value of C5 and C6 only and not C5, C6, C7, C8 and T1?

Posterior cord is formed by the posterior division of all the three trunks, so shouldn't the root value be all the spinal nerves of the brachial plexus which is the case for radial nerve?
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Would the human body somehow get rid of very fine glass particle(s) that have penetrated the skin?

Assuming that a speck of glass dust has adhered to your finger and after a few days, you notice occasional discomfort when gliding your finger over surfaces (but non if you let the finger alone). It ...
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How does blood flow to and from the brain when a choke is applied to one side of the neck

In the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission wrestling there are some chokes that only target one side of the neck, meaning only one of the carotid arteries. In the context of blood flow, how is ...
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Does thermal shock apply to human bones?

I always knew that a drop of cold water would crack a hot glass. But does this apply for our bones tho? Obviously not instantly, but after repeating it for years? I've always wanted to do cold showers ...
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Will a 5nm diameter uncharged object make it through the renal glomerular filtration apparatus in humans?

Will a 5nm diameter uncharged object make it through the glomerular filtration apparatus in humans? I think that it should as I have read that the smallest fenestrations are about 10-15nm in size and ...
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Can the instantaneous center of rotation of a vertebrae be mathematically determined for flexion of lumbar?

I am starting to learn spinal anatomy and I want to determine the Instantaneous axes of rotation (IAR) of individual vertebrae. I have referred many research papers but haven't come across any useful ...
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Why does Sanjay Gupta's brain look so unusual? (brain model shown on CNN) The subdivisions don't look like the lobes I learned in school

above: Screenshot from CNN's May 18, 2023 Feinstein’s office confirms broader health complications, contradicting senator’s denial below: from anatomyinfo.com's Parts of the Brain Neurosurgeon Dr. ...
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Can drugs be administered through penis?

I was reading this paper on routes of drug administration and noticed that it mentioned intravaginal drug administration. It looks like this is a good way to take drugs because there are a lot of ...
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Volumes of the four heart chambers

We know that the left ventricle which feeds blood into the aorta is typically the largest chamber of the heart. I'm looking for the typical absolute and relative sizes of the four heart chambers.
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Is there a quantitative report for cortical homunculus?

Almost all websites that I see for cortical homunculus only show the final picture with some qualitative descriptions such as "hands have more dexterity and occupy more motor cortex." But is ...
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Why does 360 degree rotation not seemed to ever have evolved?

Of the designs of species that have evolved, I am curious why a 360 degree rotation, like a joint that can spin, does not seem to have evolved, for example wheels or a propeller. Like, is there some ...
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Estimating Weight of Human Skeletal Muscle?

Is there a way to measure the weight of skeletal muscle? I understand body fat and lean body mass can be measured by: skin fold calipers, electrical impedance, table lookup based on formula of weight,...
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Why are lymph nodes located where they are? [closed]

According to the National Cancer Institute, a subdivision of the National Institutes of Health, clusters of lymph nodes are found in the neck, underarm, chest, abdomen, and groin. Why are lymph nodes ...
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What is the actual molecular mechanism for muscle relaxation?

A number of my students asked what happens to the sliding filaments when muscles relax. For example, in an individual sarcomere, do all myosin heads release all at once or one/few at a time? More ...
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Scientific terms for front-brain, mid-brain and back-brain

I am looking for a (semi-) scientific way of phrasing "front part of brain" (part 1), "middle part of brain" (part 2) and "back part of brain" (part 3) as denoted in the ...
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What's the terminology for the deformity between the halluces and index toes caused by sandals?

In Japan, especially in the past, people tended to wear wooden sandals or the like, which separated their halluces from their index toes. As a result, there is often a gap between their halluces and ...
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Need help identifying vascular structures in brain matter

I am working on PET images of the brain. The neuro-oncologist I'm working with identified 2 large high-intensity regions as vascular structures. I've been meaning to ask what structures these are ...
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Solar Celiac Plexus location in body

Where is the Solar (Celiac) Plexus located in relation to the ribcage? I am reading this on the internet, and trying to learn more. "The solar plexus — also called the celiac plexus — is a ...
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How can children scream so loud and so long?

Recently I saw a small baby shrieking extremely loudly (my ears hurt) for at least 4 minutes . How is it possible? If I yelled so loudly, I would be defeated by throat ache after less than a minute. I ...
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Human biology - liver regeneration after laprascopic segmentectomy

I am trying to understand to what extent human patients can regenerate liver mass after laprascopic segmentectomy: what part of liver will be regenerated and how fully. My work with sources is not ...
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Why do blood vessels in the eye not obstruct vision?

As light enters the eye, it reaches the photoreceptors at the "base" of the retina, which then pass that signal to the bipolar and ganglionic neurons -- the latter of which send the signal ...
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In human anatomy what is the purpose of measuring shoulder abduction and shoulder adduction separately if they cover the same range of motion?

In human anatomy what is the purpose of measuring shoulder abduction and shoulder adduction separately if they cover the same range of motion? For example, this video Goniometry Shoulder Abduction &...
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Is the human mouth more burn-resistant than other animals which don't eat cooked food?

I burnt my mouth on some hot pizza and it got me wondering if we have been eating cooked food long enough to have evolved a better resistance to oral burns than other species. Have there been any ...
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How do tapeworms aid weightloss?

The 5 second answer people come up with is, "well they consume calories you otherwise would have". This logic works great if we're discussing the impact of my brother consuming part of my ...
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Is there any meaningful ratio between the width of a vertebra and its height and depth?

Given the location (i.e. their entry points, but not their trajectories) of two pedicle screws, we are trying to come up with a way to approximate the sagittal distance of the vertebral foramen to the ...
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Is there a functional reason why the right side of the heart has a tricuspid valve while the left has a bicuspid one?

Is there a functional reason why the right side of the heart has a tricuspid valve while the left has a bicuspid one? Why is it necessary that the right atrioventricular valve be 3-cusped?
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What is inside digestive system while it's empty?

Up to this point, all my life I assumed that stomach and intestines are filled with air. I got this impression from all the anatomic drawings in schoolbooks and encyclopedias that show empty stomach ...
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Which of dB or dBA are more useful for predicting damage to hearing?

With no information about noise other than its loudness measured in decibels or in A-weighted decibels, which can be used to more accurately predict how much hearing damage may be caused? Even though ...
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Can the effect of an allele on height be context-dependent?

Some data is available on the effect alleles have on height. For example Common DNA Variants Accurately Rank an Individual of Extreme Height However after browsing the literature I was not able to ...
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What is the proper anatomical name of the "band of Richer" that wraps around the quadriceps femoris?

There's this fascial band called the band of Richer that wraps around the quadriceps femoris muscle above the knee (in this illustration, look for it near the left knee). It seems to stem from the ...
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What is the difference between the cheeks and the near parts?

Linguistically, there should be the different property or feature between cheeks and the parts right near them for us to call cheeks “cheeks.” What is the main difference between cheeks and the other ...
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Is human skull size related to brain size?

Me and my dad have a disagreement about this. He thinks that if a person had a larger skull they would naturally have a larger brain. I think that he is assuming the evolutionary trend holds on an ...
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Are there any congenital anomalies that cause a lack of epicanthic folds in a child who would normally have them?

Wikipedia lists several medical conditions associated with epicanthic folds. Mount Sinai says that epicanthic folds in a baby who would not be expected to have them is a diagnostic tool that indicates ...
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Why can't I swallow the entire (liquid) contents of my mouth at once?

I've tested this out using water - I manage to fit a certain amount of water in my mouth, but if I try to gulp it all at once, I fail: I feel like spitting the water out (gag reflex?) There's a ...
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The location of pulmonary valve in comparison with the aortic valve

According to most transverse diagrams of heart, the pulmonary valve, in comparison to the aortic valve, angles towards the left side a little bit. Take, for instance, the pulmonary valve is more ...
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Is it possible to see some renal pyramids in a transverse section those which cannot possibly be viewed in one longitudinal section at the same time?

This is just a random image I found on Google. It is showing that, in cross-section, several renal pyramids can be viewed. Is it so? According to the following longitudinal section of the kidney, I ...
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Cell location co-ordinates [closed]

I have just had the nails on both my big toes removed. I am much happier. But it got me to thinking, as there is no 'root structure' from which the nail grows, is there an x,y,z, type co-ordinate ...
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Why do we have two kidneys but one liver?

Both the liver and the kidneys are involved in "cleaning" our blood. But why we have one liver and two kidneys? I can just as well imagine that we have two livers and one kidney. Is this ...
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Motion of Fallopian tube fimbriae

The fimbriae at the ovary end of Fallopian tubes are described as "sweeping" eggs from ovaries into the tubes: When ovulation is about to occur, the sex hormones activate the fimbriae, ...
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Why does bicep activate during dead hang?

Hanging from a bar causes my bicep to feel much harder than when simply holding my arm straight above my head relaxed, without a bar. This was slightly surprising to me: I used to assume that since ...
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Brain centers vs areas (and how they relate to nuclei)

I'm looking for a reputable source that can provide succinct definitions differentiating the following terms in the central nervous system (CNS; particularly in the brain): Area Center Nucleus ...
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What determines walking direction in humans?

I've wondered about this for a while, without being able to come up with an answer. Is there a body part that single-handedly determines the direction we're walking in? Is it a group of body parts ...
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Can a person survive without platlets in the bloodstream? [closed]

Can a person survive without platlets or thrombocytes in the bloodstream, if I guarentee that the person is isolated and won't injure? Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!
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What type of epithelium are the pancreatic Islets of Langerhans?

The human pancreas contains exocrine acinus cells (simple cuboidal epithelium) and Islets of Langerhans. Despite looking online I cannot identify what type of epithelium the Islets of Langerhans ...
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Why aren't the twin organs like both the eyes, ears, hands and legs lying both sides of a human body identical?

Both the eyes are not identical in geometrical shape and size i.e. physical appearances of both the eyes of a person are different from each other. The same difference is observable in both the hands, ...
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