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craniometric point at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture acanthion
enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor) acromegalia , acromegaly
process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg acrosome
hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex ACTH , adrenocorticotrophic hormone , adrenocorticotrophin , adrenocorticotropic hormone , adrenocorticotropin , corticotrophin , corticotropin
anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature adenohypophysis , anterior pituitary , anterior pituitary gland
thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs ALS , amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , Lou Gehrig's disease
craniometric point that is the most anterior point in the midline on the alveolar process of the maxilla alveolar point , prostheon , prosthion
almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emo amygdala , amygdaloid nucleus , corpus amygdaloideum
accompanies the anterior cerebral artery and empties into the basal vein anterior cerebral vein , vena cerebri anterior
one of a pair of nerves that originate from lumbar nerves and supply the muscles and skin of the anterior part of the thigh anterior crural nerve , femoral nerve , nervus femoralis
branch of the anterior ethmoidal artery that supplies meninges in the anterior cranial fossa anterior meningeal artery
temporal artery that goes to the anterior part of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe anterior temporal artery , arteria temporalis anterior
one of three arteries supplying the anterior walls of the abdomen arteria epigastrica , epigastric artery
small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart atrial auricle , auricle , auricula atrii
one of a number of veins draining the spongy substance of the vertebrae and emptying into the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus basivertebral vein , vena basivertebralis
part of the conjunctiva covering the anterior face of the sclera and the surface epithelium of the cornea bulbar conjunctiva , conjunctival layer of bulb , tunica conjunctiva bulbi
circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins canal of Schlemm , Schlemm's canal , sinus venosus sclerae
anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans cerebrum
major return channels to the heart; formed by anastomosis of the anterior and posterior cardinal veins common cardinal vein
transparent anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the lens and iris and is continuous with the sclera cornea
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