anterior palatine foramen
anterior palatine foramen n.
See lesser palatine foramen.
Transverse diameter of the palate large; anterior palatine foramen large.
The Natural History of the Varieties of Man Robert Gordon Latham
The foramen incisivum (anterior palatine foramen) marks the point at which these elements of the palate unite.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles
- Anterior ocular segment
anterior ocular segment anterior ocular segment n. The portion of the eye made up of the cornea, the iris, and the lens, and their associated chambers and adnexa.
- Anterior perforated substance
anterior perforated substance anterior perforated substance n. A region at the base of the brain through which numerous small branches of the anterior and middle cerebral arteries enter deep into the cerebral hemisphere.
- Anterior pituitary
See under . a small, somewhat cherry-shaped double structure attached by a stalk to the base of the brain and constituting the master endocrine gland affecting all hormonal functions in the body, consisting of an anterior region ((anterior pituitary) or (adenohypophysis)) that develops embryonically from the roof of the mouth and that secretes growth hormone, […]
an anterior pituitary polypeptide hormone that stimulates lactation by the mammary glands at parturition in mammals, the activity of the crop in birds, and in some mammalian species the production of progesterone by the corpus luteum. Contemporary Examples When fathers hold and play with their children, oxytocin and prolactin kick in, priming them for bonding. […]