Anatomical snuffbox: A hollow seen on the radial aspect (the thumbside) of the dorsum (the back) of the wrist when the thumb is extended fully. The reason that it is called the anatomical snuffbox is that snuff (powdered tobacco) could be put there and then inhaled.
Anatomy: The study of human or animal form, by observation or examination of the living being, examination or dissection of dead specimens, microscopic examination, and/or textbooks.
- Anatomy in the Bible
Anatomy in the Bible: There are in the Bible but few direct references to the internal organs. Biblical poetry, however, abounds with expressions in which the names of such organs are used metaphorically, e.g.: “His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon […]
- Anatomy, gross
Anatomy, gross: In medicine, the study of human structures that can be seen with the naked eye. Known among medical students studying human anatomy simply as ‘gross.’
- Anatomy, microscopic
Anatomy, microscopic: The study of normal structure of an organism under the microscope. Known among medical students simply as ‘micro.’ Also known as histology.
Anatripsis: The use of friction as a treatment modality for a medical condition. Anatripsis may or may not also involve the application of a medicament.