Riolan, Jean

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Jean, French anatomist and botanist, 1577-1657.
Riolan anastomosis - the specific portion of the marginal artery of the colon connecting the middle and left colic arteries. Synonym(s): Riolan arc (3)
Riolan arc - (1) Synonym(s): intestinal arterial arcades - (2) Synonym(s): marginal artery of colon - (3) Synonym(s): Riolan anastomosis
Riolan arcades - Synonym(s): intestinal arterial arcades
Riolan bones - several small sutural bones sometimes present in the petrooccipital suture.
Riolan bouquet - the muscles and ligaments arising from the styloid process.
Riolan muscle - Synonym(s): cremaster muscle
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Jean Riolan (1580-1657) un medico frances, aparece en los textos historicos por ser una de las primeras personas en describir las comunicaciones entre las arterias mesentericas; esto se basa en el hecho de que el arco de Riolan lleva su nombre.
One has only to think of Jacques Duval's Des hermaphrodits, or Jean Riolan the Younger's Discours sur les hermaphrodits.
He refers, for instance, to the sixteenth-century anatomist Realdo Colombo, to Ambroise Pare and to Hippocrates, but is equally indebted to his near contemporary Jean Riolan the Younger (Wilson, 1988: 11).
The Paris medical faculty was extraordinarily Galenist-conservative, as is evident from the account of one of Dulaurens' near-contemporaries, Jean Riolan's Curieuses recherches sur les escholes en medecine, de Paris et de kfontpellier (Paris, 1651), while the physicians of Montpellier were tainted, from this highly partial perspective, with the odor of "hermetic" and "emetic" medicine (Sig.
Dulaurens was generally recognized as a great anatomist -- by the time of publication of his Opera anatomica (1595), he was professor regius at Montpellier and even Jean Riolan calls the chancellor of the rival university, traditionally the most distinguished medical academy in France, "ce grand Anatomiste" (162); it does not seem likely that a man of that distinction would have borrowed an argument in print on a subject that mattered to him, and passed it off as his own.