Henle ligament

in·gui·nal falx

(ing'gwi-năl fawlks) [TA]
Common tendon of insertion of the transversus and internal oblique muscles into the crest and tubercle of the pubis and iliopectineal line; it is frequently largely muscular rather than aponeurotic and may be poorly developed; forms posterior wall of medial inguinal canal.
Synonym(s): falx inguinalis [TA] , Henle ligament.

Henle ligament

The combined tendons of the transversus abdominus and internal oblique inserted on the linea alba and public bone.


Friedrich Gustar Jacob, German anatomist, pathologist, and histologist, 1809-1885.
crypts of Henle - infoldings of conjunctiva.
Hassall-Henle bodies - see under Hassall
Henle ampulla - the dilation of the ductus deferens where it approaches its contralateral partner before it is joined by the duct of the seminal vesicle. Synonym(s): ampulla of ductus deferens
Henle ansa - Synonym(s): nephronic loop
Henle fenestrated elastic membrane - Synonym(s): elastic laminae of arteries
Henle fiber layer - the layer of inner cone fibers in the central area of the retina.
Henle fissures - minute spaces filled with connective tissue between the muscular fasciculi of the heart.
Henle glands - accessory lacrimal glands. Synonym(s): Baumgarten glands
Henle layer - the outer layer cells of the inner root sheath of the hair follicle.
Henle ligament
Henle loop - Synonym(s): nephronic loop
Henle membrane - the transparent inner layer of the choroid in contact with the pigmented layer of the retina. Synonym(s): lamina basalis choroideae
Henle nervous layer - the layer of the retina from the outer plexiform to the nerve fiber layer inclusive. Synonym(s): entoretina
Henle reaction - dark brown staining of the medullary cells of the adrenal bodies when treated with the salts of chromium, the cortical cells remaining unstained.
Henle sheath - the delicate connective tissue enveloping individual nerve fibers within a peripheral nerve. Synonym(s): endoneurium
Henle sphincter
Henle spine - small bony prominence anterior to the supramastoid pit at the posterosuperior margin of the bony external acoustic meatus. Synonym(s): suprameatal spine
Henle tubules - the straight portions of the uriniferous tubules that form Henle loop, distinguished as the descending and ascending tubules of Henle.
Henle warts - Synonym(s): Hassall-Henle bodies