linea alba


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linea

 [lin´e-ah] (L.)
linea al´ba white line; the tendinous median line on the anterior abdominal wall between the two rectus muscles.
li´neae albican´tes white or colorless lines on the abdomen, breasts, or thighs caused by mechanical stretching of the skin, with weakening of the elastic tissue; see also atrophic striae.
linea as´pera a rough longitudinal line on the back of the femur for muscle attachments.
linea ni´gra the linea alba when it has become pigmented in pregnancy.

lin·e·a al·'ba

[TA]
a fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the midline of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Synonym(s): Hunter line

linea alba

Etymology: L, linea, line, albus, white
the white part of the anterior abdominal aponeurosis in the middle line of the abdomen, made of connective tissue representing the fusion of three aponeuroses into a single tendinous band extending from the xiphoid process to the symphysis pubis. It contains the umbilicus. Also called Hunter's line, white line. Compare linea semilunaris.
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Linea alba

lin·e·a al·ba

(lin'ē-ă al'bă) [TA]
A fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the center of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Synonym(s): white line (1) .

linea alba

The central strip of white FASCIA running down the front wall of the abdomen from the bottom of the breastbone (STERNUM) to the PUBIS.

Hunter,

William, English pathologist, 1861-1937.
Hunter glossitis - Synonym(s): Moeller-Hunter syndrome
Moeller-Hunter syndrome - see under Moeller, Julius Otto Ludwig

Hunter,

William, Scottish anatomist and obstetrician, 1718-1783.
Hunter ligament - Synonym(s): round ligament of the uterus
Hunter line - a fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the center of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles. Synonym(s): linea alba
Hunter membrane - the mucous membrane of the pregnant uterus. Synonym(s): deciduous membrane

lin·e·a al·ba

(lin'ē-ă al'bă) [TA]
A fibrous band running vertically the entire length of the center of the anterior abdominal wall, receiving the attachments of the oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Synonym(s): white line (1) .

linea

pl. lineae [L.] a narrow ridge or streak on a surface, as of the body or a bone or other organ; a line.

linea alba
white line; the tendinous median line on the ventral abdominal wall between the two rectus muscles.
linea albicantes
see atrophic stria.
linea aspera
one or two rough longitudinal lines on the back of the femur for muscle attachments.
lineae atrophicae
see atrophic stria.
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Among these hormones, estrogen and progesterone have been reported to exert a melanocyte stimulating effect which also causes darkening of linea alba in pregnant women.
Component separation technique is a natural method of fascia-fascia closure without the complication of an artificial implant caused by creation of a linea alba, which provides a midline anchor.
The alterations most commonly identified in this study were melanotic maculae, linea alba, traumatic ulcers, Fordyce's granules, coated tongue and fissured tongue.
Estos autores describieron el tratamiento quirurgico de dos yeguas con torsiones de 2 y 4 semanas de duracion, y concluyeron que la cesarea con ovariohisterctomia a traves de una celiotomia por la linea alba ofrece excelentes posibilidades de recuperacion con pocas complicaciones.
As the uterus increases in size, the linea alba may separate like a zipper opening under too much pressure.
A large bite to be taken on cut edge of linea alba from outside-in, 2 cm from the edge.
The aim was to incise precisely through linea alba and to avoid rectus abdominis muscle on each side.
El presente trabajo difiere del estudio realizado por Wood (1984) en el que, en la linea alba del perro, el nylon causo una reaccion inflamatoria menor en el plano cutaneo en donde se utilizo la sutura, con respecto al Polipropileno.
Hence, a plain and oral contrast computed tomogram of abdomen and pelvis taken, which showed a 4 x 3 cm midline cystic lesion pre-peritoneal in its location above the bladder extending through linea alba into the subcutaneous plane on left side infra-umbilical.
A linear incision was made in midventral abdomen and incision was extended through the linea alba.
While electric cautery was being used to open the linea alba and peritoneum, a sudden flash of fire came towards surgeon's face, which surprised us all.
An incision was given on Linea alba and gastrointestinal tract was approached.