- ventral aspect
- in humans, the anterior aspect. In quadrupeds, the surface viewed from an inferior direction.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Ventral — Pertaining to the front or anterior of a structure. Ventral comes from the Latin venter meaning belly. Something that is ventral is oriented toward the belly, toward the front of the body. The ribs are paired elastic arches of bone that extend… … Medical dictionary
Ventral cutaneous branches — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Distribution of cutaneous nerves. Ventral aspect. Ventral cutaneous branches labeled at center. Caption2 = Innervates = Skin of ventral part of torso BranchFrom = BranchTo … Wikipedia
ventral tube — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In all Collembola, a basal column containing a pair of protrusible vesicles (shallow sacs or long and tubular), on the ventral aspect of the first segment; functioning in respiration, water absorption and/or adhesive organ… … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
ventral column — noun : either of a pair of gray columns situated one on each side in the ventral aspect of the spinal column and containing neurons that give rise to motor fibers of the ventral roots of spinal nerves … Useful english dictionary
Ventral body cavity — The ventral body cavity is a human body cavity that is in the anterior (front) aspect of the human body. It is made up of the thoracic cavity, and the abdominopelvic cavity. The abdominopelvic cavity is further separated into the abdominal cavity … Wikipedia
ventral surface — the aspect of a structure that is toward the front of the body or on or nearer the abdomen. In humans, synonymous with anterior surface; in quadrupeds, the inferior surface … Medical dictionary
anterior aspect — the surface of a body viewed from the front; in humans this is a synonym of ventral aspect … Medical dictionary
branch — An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel. A b.. See ramus, artery, nerve, vein. SYN: ramus (1) [TA]. accessory meningeal b. SYN: pterygomeningeal artery … Medical dictionary
Nucleus — 1) In cell biology, the structure that houses the chromosomes. 2) In neuroanatomy, a group of nerve cells. * * * 1. In cytology, typically a rounded or oval mass of protoplasm within the cytoplasm of a plant or animal cell; it is surrounded by a… … Medical dictionary
muscle — muscleless, adj. muscly, adj. /mus euhl/, n., v., muscled, muscling, adj. n. 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a… … Universalium