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Following the popular, easy-to-use at a Glance structure, and in full-colour, this re-creation offers an obtainable advent and revision reduction for scientific, nursing and all healthiness sciences scholars. completely up to date and now totally supported through a suite of web-based flashcards, Anatomy at a Glance presents a undemanding evaluate of anatomy to encapsulate all that the coed must know.

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  • Addresses the elemental thoughts of anatomy in an hugely visible, easy-to-remember way
  • Features new chapters outlining anatomical terminology and uncomplicated embryology
  • Includes extra assurance of imaging thoughts corresponding to CT and MRI
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Irritation of the diaphragmatic peritoneum is usually referred to the C4 dermatome. Upper abdominal pathology, such as a perforated duodenal ulcer, therefore, often results in shoulder tip pain. The vagi The vagi are the 10th cranial nerves (p. 145). r The right vagus nerve (Figs. 3) descends adherent to the thoracic trachea, prior to passing behind the lung root to form the posterior pulmonary plexus. It finally reaches the lower oesophagus, where it forms an oesophageal plexus with the left vagus.

The main relation to the right of the abdominal aorta is the inferior vena cava, whilst to the left lie the duodenojejunal junction and inferior mesenteric vein. The main abdominal branches of the abdominal aorta include the following: r Coeliac trunk: supplies the embryonic foregut from the lower third of the oesophagus to the second part of the duodenum. r Superior mesenteric artery: supplies the midgut from the second part of the duodenum to the distal transverse colon. r Renal arteries. r Gonadal arteries.

It runs downwards in the midline and ends slightly to the right by bifurcating into the left and right main bronchi. The bifurcation occurs at the level of the sternal angle (T4/5). The pleura (Fig. 5 cm above the medial third of the clavicle. The lines of pleural reflection pass behind the sternoclavicular joints to meet in the midline at the level of the sternal angle. The right pleura then passes downwards to the 6th costal cartilage. The left pleura passes laterally for a small distance at the 4th costal cartilage and descends vertically lateral to the sternal border to the 6th costal cartilage.

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