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New Terminologia Anatomica highlights the importance of clinical anatomy

P. P. Chmielewski
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0048
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Pubmed: 31025701
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Folia Morphol 2020;79(1):15-20.

open access

Vol 79, No 1 (2020)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2019-04-19
Submitted: 2019-04-01
Accepted: 2019-04-10

Abstract

Although not all authors agree that Terminologia Anatomica merits special attention, any type of scientific terminology should be clear, exact, logical, coherent and worldwide accepted. A precise definition of every anatomical term is also crucial. New changes have recently been approved by the Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology as the previous version of terminology required minor revisions. This situation offers an opportunity to take a closer look at these new and interesting modifications. It turns out that selected traditional terms have been excluded from the list of official anatomical names. Furthermore, many changes have been introduced to modernise the Terminologia Anatomica. Nevertheless, the new version of anatomical terminology has both strengths and limitations, which warrants further refinement.

Abstract

Although not all authors agree that Terminologia Anatomica merits special attention, any type of scientific terminology should be clear, exact, logical, coherent and worldwide accepted. A precise definition of every anatomical term is also crucial. New changes have recently been approved by the Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology as the previous version of terminology required minor revisions. This situation offers an opportunity to take a closer look at these new and interesting modifications. It turns out that selected traditional terms have been excluded from the list of official anatomical names. Furthermore, many changes have been introduced to modernise the Terminologia Anatomica. Nevertheless, the new version of anatomical terminology has both strengths and limitations, which warrants further refinement.

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Keywords

anatomical nomenclature, anatomical terminology, clinical anatomy, Nomina Anatomica, Terminologia Anatomica

About this article
Title

New Terminologia Anatomica highlights the importance of clinical anatomy

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 79, No 1 (2020)

Pages

15-20

Published online

2019-04-19

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0048

Pubmed

31025701

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2020;79(1):15-20.

Keywords

anatomical nomenclature
anatomical terminology
clinical anatomy
Nomina Anatomica
Terminologia Anatomica

Authors

P. P. Chmielewski

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