Do you know the differences between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems? The location of preganglionic cell bodies and the type of receptors found on target tissues? Try the pop quiz and see.
This particular article will focus on the osteology, vascular and nerve supply of the hip joint. My intention is to provide an anatomical framework and highlight some of the important anatomical points regarding this joint. Osteology The skeletal framework of the lower limb begins with the hip joint and pelvic girdle. The hip joint is […]
Do you know your myofibril from your muscle fiber and the different types of striated muscle arrangements? Try this short pop quiz and test your knowledge of muscle structure.
This post is first in a series of posts that will cover the upper and lower limbs; however, this particular post will be looking at some key concepts which are universal to any part of the musculoskeletal system, and will hopefully make learning musculoskeletal anatomy easier. Try and understand these concepts, before moving on to […]
Do you know the difference between nerves and tracts, white and grey matter? Take this short quiz and see. If you need to brush up on your basics, read this Neuroanatomy primer article.
Its good to be back, talking about being back, I thought I’d use this post to discuss the cervical spine, sorry couldn’t resist the pun. Bad puns aside, the cervical spine has some interesting points to consider when appreciating its anatomy. Primary and Secondary Curves Next time you are in the anatomy rooms, have a […]
I do like the odd Americanism, that’s the influence of my ex-wife. Anyway, it seems fair, as you students enjoy your summer recess, chilling at home or going off on vacation, The Dissection Room will close its doors until the start of term. What this means is that there will be no weekly posts or […]
Cardiac anatomy is bizarre, the heart is the only organ, which for no obvious reason has been described as though it were outside of the body, standing on its apex in the shape of a Valentine heart. Despite extensive publications by the likes of McAlpine, Anderson and Hill on the attitudinal correct orientation of the […]
The renal tract develops in conjunction with the reproductive system and is a common site of congenital variation and disease. Once again five questions for you to attempt, enjoy and please share.