Haversian canal


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canal

 [kah-nal´]
a relatively narrow tubular passage or channel.
adductor canal Hunter's canal.
Alcock's canal a tunnel formed by a splitting of the obturator fascia, which encloses the pudendal vessels and nerve.
alimentary canal see alimentary canal.
anal canal the terminal portion of the alimentary canal, from the rectum to the anus.
atrioventricular canal the common canal connecting the primordial atrium and ventricle; it sometimes persists as a congenital anomaly.
birth canal the canal through which the fetus passes in birth.
carotid canal one in the pars petrosa of the temporal bone, transmitting the internal carotid artery to the cranial cavity.
cervical canal the part of the uterine cavity lying within the cervix.
condylar canal an occasional opening in the condylar fossa for transmission of the transverse sinus; called also posterior condyloid foramen.
canal of Corti a space between the outer and inner rods of Corti.
femoral canal the cone-shaped medial part of the femoral sheath lateral to the base of Gimbernat's ligament.
haversian canal any of the anastomosing channels of the haversian system in compact bone, containing blood and lymph vessels, and nerves.
Hunter's canal a fascial tunnel in the middle third of the medial part of the thigh, containing the femoral vessels and saphenous nerve. Called also adductor canal.
hypoglossal canal an opening in the occipital bone, transmitting the hypoglossal nerve and a branch of the posterior meningeal artery; called also anterior condyloid foramen.
infraorbital canal a small canal running obliquely through the floor of the orbit, transmitting the infraorbital vessels and nerve.
inguinal canal the oblique passage in the lower anterior abdominal wall on either side, through which passes the round ligament of the uterus in the female, and the spermatic cord in the male.
medullary canal
optic canal a passage for the optic nerve and ophthalmic artery at the apex of the orbit; called also optic foramen.
pulp canal root canal.
root canal that part of the pulp cavity extending from the pulp chamber to the apical foramen. Called also pulp canal.
sacral canal the continuation of the spinal canal through the sacrum.
Schlemm's canal venous sinus of sclera.
semicircular c's see semicircular canals.
spinal canal (vertebral canal) the canal formed by the series of vertebral foramina together, enclosing the spinal cord and meninges.
Volkmann's c's canals communicating with the haversian canals, for passage of blood vessels through bone.

haversian canal

(hə-vûr′zhən)
n.
Any of various canals in compact bone through which blood vessels, nerve fibers, and lymphatics pass.

Haversian canal

one of many channels formed within bone by the development of OSTEOBLASTS in concentric rings around them, and whose function is to facilitate the linking of the living parts. Each canal may contain an artery, a vein and a nerve, and the canals ramify throughout the bone, communicating with the bone marrow and the PERIOSTEUM. The Haversian systems are mainly longitudinal, but cross-connections are present.
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The cross-section dimension of the Haversian canals of the femoral bones in perimedullary zone in 60-day-old guineafowl roosters are on average by 1.8%, in hen guineafowls by 2.8%; in 90-day-old guineafowl rooster by 3.2%, in hen guineafowls by 2.8%; in 180-day-old guineafowl rooster by 3.8%, in hen guineafowls by 3.1%; and in 365-day-old guineafowl rooster by 5.8% and in hen guineafowls by 3.7% bigger as compared with the lumen diameter of homonymous canals of the subperiosteal zone.
(11) There has been research to also indicate the nutrient rich Haversian canals within bone can act as pain-sensitive structures (29), allowing for deep-seated bone pain in daily activities.
Exudates from bone marrow cavities spread into Haversian canals and formed a kind of sockets around the blood vessels and compressed them.
Lacunae, canaliculi, and haversian canals of size varying from nano to micro meters, act as natural cavities.