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Lisa Schönwälder has published the Flexikon article Anatomic region
In terms of anatomy, the body surface is systematically divided into different anatomic regions on a topographic basis.

Classification
There are 9 main regions that can subsequently be subdivided into varying amounts of smaller ones:
Regiones ... [more]
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Lisa Schönwälder has published the Flexikon article Anal region
The anal region is an anatomic region of the human body that comprises the anus and the surrounding skin area. It is part of the perineal region.

Anatomy
The anal region follows the lengthwise oval shaped outline of the anus. It is located between ... [more]
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Lisa Schönwälder has published the Flexikon article Anal wink
The anal wink (anal reflex) is a polysynaptic reflex that is elicited by stroking the skin of the anus or the perineum, causing contraction of the musculus sphincter externus. It is a key reflex that indicates function of the spinal cord segments ... [more]
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Lisa Schönwälder has published the Flexikon article Ampulla
An ampulla refers to a saclike enlargement of a hollow organ, a duct or a tube-like structure.

Examples
ampulla membranacea of the semicircular ducts of the inner ear ampulla recti of the rectum
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Lisa Schönwälder has published the Flexikon article Collateral ligament
Collateral ligament refers to the ligamentous structures which proceed sideways, more precisely medial and lateral, of the joint respectively of the articular capsule.

Function
The collateral ligaments stabilze primarily hinge joints against ... [more]
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Lisa Schönwälder has published the Flexikon article Body hair
Body hair, respectively androgenic hair, refers to the entirety of hairs all over the body. Often body hair is distinguished from the scalp hair although this is not quite correct, as the head is part of the body.
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Alexandra Schritz has published the Flexikon article Body axis
Body axes are imaginary reference lines, which are used in antomy to describe orientation and location (topography) of anatomical structures.
Three main reference lines are commonly used, which run through the idealized balance point of the body ... [more]
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Alexandra Schritz has published the Flexikon article Bone
Bone or bone tissue describes a notably dense type of connective and supporting tissue which forms the human skeleton. The human body consist of between 208 and 212 bones.
Teeth form their own tissue entity.

Background
All vertebrates support their ... [more]
3 days ago
Alexandra Schritz has published the Flexikon article Segment-indicating muscle
The segment-indicating muscle refers in subjects of anatomy and neurology to a muscle which is innvervated by only one segment of the spinal cord. A deficiency of this muscle permits a distinct conclusion of the localization of the neural lesion. ... [more]
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Alexandra Schritz has published the Flexikon article Caudolateral
Caudolateral is an anatomical description of a direction and means directed "downwards" (kaudal) and "aside" (lateral).
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