anatomical dead space
anatomical dead space n.
The volume of the conducting airways of the nose, mouth, and trachea down to the level of the alveoli, representing that portion of inspired gas unavailable for exchange of gases with pulmonary capillary blood.
of or relating to . Contemporary Examples Their patron is the wealthy Lord Batterstone, a high-society phrenologist obsessed with expanding his anatomical collection. This Week’s Hot Reads: July 23, 2012, All-Fiction Edition Mythili Rao July 22, 2012 The nude of the 19th century was often a tool for anatomical study: an intellectualized and idealized approach […]
- Anatomical pathology
the branch of pathology dealing with the morphologic changes in the tissues, both gross and microscopic; pathological anatomy. anatomical pathology n. The study of the structural and compositional changes that occur in organs and tissues as a result of disease. Also called pathological anatomy.
- Anatomical position
anatomical position anatomical position n. The erect position of the body with the face directed forward, the arms at the side, and the palms of the hands facing forward, used as a reference in describing the relation of body parts to one another. Historical Examples Each bone offered some special features dependent on its structural […]
- Anatomical snuffbox
noun the triangular depression on the back of the hand between the thumb and the index finger