Definition of movement in dictionary
Science

The Terminology of Movement

December 4, 2022

The movement in human body is not as easy as lifting up a finger. There is a lot more going on than what meets the eye. Flexion and extension, abduction and adduction, rotational, monoaxial–the terminology of movement can help us understand how our bones leverage motion. […]

human knee joints
Science

The Different Types of Joints in Our Body

December 3, 2022

Depending on the shape of bones, there are six types of joints in the human body. These joints connect the articulating bones and facilitate movement. While some allow basic gliding movement, others help with more complex multi-directional movement. […]

illustration of human skeleton
Science

Skeleton System: The Features of Our Bones

November 23, 2022

The human skeleton has some unique features such as bony landmarks that are of different types. These bony landmarks are often formed as a reaction to the muscles that attach to them. […]

close up of human skeleton system
Science

How Many Bones Do Human Beings Have?

November 22, 2022

An adult human being is generally understood to have 206 bones. However, the number varies depending on the sources. Moreover, bone anomalies play around with the numbers leading to a great diversity among human beings. […]

cross section of human bone
Science

Understanding Bone Structure, Remodeling, and Bone Density

November 22, 2022

Bones are complex living organs that are uniquely flexible and brittle at the same time. As they store calcium for the body, they supply the same when the blood calcium level drop. However, the bone loses its density with aging and other lifestyle habits. […]

upper limbs bone
Science

The Skeleton: Roles and Functions

November 22, 2022

The skeleton of an organism is not just a protective covering for the soft tissues and muscles. Besides facilitating movement, the bones also serve as a storehouse of minerals. […]

An illustration of the muscle and nervous system of a human in an old anatomy book.
Science

A History of Anatomical Terminologies

November 15, 2022

‘Terminologia Anatomica’ includes anatomical terminologies in both Latin and English terms. It began with Vesalius, from Belgium, who first noted down his anatomical dissections and illustrations the mid-16th century. […]

A 3D Illustration of the human body's Muscle and soft tissue.
Biology

Anatomical Terminology: Directions and Structures

November 12, 2022

Anatomical terminology uses terms of directionality such as inferior or caudal, meaning away from the head or lower, and so on. In fact, knowing and using the anatomical directional terms makes the study gross anatomy quite simple. […]

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