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A plea for extension of the anatomical nomenclature. Part 1: Nervous system and senses

D. Kachlík, V. Musil, V. Baca
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2016.0064
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Pubmed: 27813631
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Folia Morphol 2017;76(2):168-177.

open access

Vol 76, No 2 (2017)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2016-10-10
Submitted: 2016-06-07
Accepted: 2016-08-03

Abstract

A correct, exact, concise and detailed anatomical nomenclature is a cornerstone of communication not only in anatomy and related subjects but also in other medical branches and in the whole medical education. Terminologia Anatomica fulfils this task but some important structures are still missing there. The authors have collected and present here a list of terms including their definitions or explanations to provoke discussion about possible extension of the Terminologia Anatomica. The first part of this contribution, presented in this article, comprises 113 terms concerning the regulation systems of the human body: endocrine glands, central and peripheral nervous system, and senses. It also contains some corrections of anatomical mistakes, systemic inconsistencies and grammar changes.

Abstract

A correct, exact, concise and detailed anatomical nomenclature is a cornerstone of communication not only in anatomy and related subjects but also in other medical branches and in the whole medical education. Terminologia Anatomica fulfils this task but some important structures are still missing there. The authors have collected and present here a list of terms including their definitions or explanations to provoke discussion about possible extension of the Terminologia Anatomica. The first part of this contribution, presented in this article, comprises 113 terms concerning the regulation systems of the human body: endocrine glands, central and peripheral nervous system, and senses. It also contains some corrections of anatomical mistakes, systemic inconsistencies and grammar changes.

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Keywords

anatomy, anatomical terminology, anatomical nomenclature

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Title

A plea for extension of the anatomical nomenclature. Part 1: Nervous system and senses

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 76, No 2 (2017)

Pages

168-177

Published online

2016-10-10

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2016.0064

Pubmed

27813631

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2017;76(2):168-177.

Keywords

anatomy
anatomical terminology
anatomical nomenclature

Authors

D. Kachlík
V. Musil
V. Baca

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