surface anatomy


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sur·face a·nat·o·my

the study of the configuration of the surface of the body, especially in its relation to deeper parts.

surface anatomy

[sur′fəs]
Etymology: L, superficies, surface
the study of the structural relationships of the external features of the body to the internal organs and parts. Compare cross-sectional anatomy.

surface anatomy

 
1. Anatomic structures that can be identified on the outside of the body.
2. The study of anatomic structures that can be identified on the outside of the body.

sur·face a·nat·o·my

(sŭr'făs ă-nat'ŏ-mē)
The study of the configuration of the surface of the body, especially in its relation to deeper parts.
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The book is a concise but comprehensive text on surface anatomy accompanied by coloured illustrations.
This second edition contains new sectional anatomy spreads at the end of each major unit; surface anatomy spreads now include region and reference lines.
The color art program illustrates visual anatomy and nerve block techniques from a variety of perspectives using anatomical drawings, gross anatomy images, depictions of surface anatomy, clinical photos, and photos of cadaver dissections.
Widely recognized for its clinical use in obstetrics and gynecology, 4D ultrasound with real-time motion is a new, powerful tool that can aid physicians studying the baby's motion and behavior, the baby's surface anatomy, and problems related to a woman's uterus and ovaries.
This edition has new art and text presentation, new one to two-page spreads to teach key concepts to students who have trouble visualizing or understanding, new cadaver photos, more photos of clinical disorders, new surface anatomy photos, revised process figures, and new questions.
This edition has been updated and expanded to include added material on foramina and a new section on surface anatomy, based on common clinical usage and frequently asked questions in student final examinations and the MRCS.
Living and surface anatomy is incorporated at places to help students understand the correlation between the structures seen in the cadaver and their functions in living humans.
Thomas' School of Biomedical Sciences, and surgery, Caring Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, UK) provides a text that explains anatomy in a clinical context, divided by body region and described first by surface anatomy followed by the details of each organ.
This edition has more evidence to support treatment options and more on assessment of individual joints, access to online tutorials for goniometry and manual muscle testing, practical application of surface anatomy to identify skeletal landmarks and muscles, and updated chapters to address intervention frames of reference used in occupational therapy.
Palpation techniques; surface anatomy for physical therapists.
This edition, which features 20 new illustrations includes sections on the back, upper limb, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum, lower limb, and head and neck, with each section including an overview of the surface anatomy and a series of dissections.