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Accessory left hepatic artery

Acetabular fossa

Acetabular teardrop

Anterior commissure

Anterior inferior iliac spine

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Biceps femoris muscle

Brachial plexus, cords

Buccinator muscle

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Cavum velum interpositum

Cervicoaxillary canal

Circular sulcus

Condylar canal

Condylar fossa

Cords of the brachial plexus

Costoclavicular ligament

Crus of the fornix

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Deep brachial artery

Digastric muscle

deep brachial artery

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Ethmoidal grooves of the nasal bones

Extensor radialis longus and brevis tendons

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Flexor retinaculum of the wrist (transverse carpal ligament)

Fornix

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Gracile muscle tendon

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Hamstring muscles

Hip joint capsule

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Iliac tubercle

Iliac tuberosity

Iliopsoas muscle

Inferior epigastric artery

Inferior mesenteric vein

Inferior oblique muscle

Inguinal region muscles

Intercondylar eminence

Intraparietal sulcus

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Lateral head of the triceps muscle

Lateral part of the sacrum

Lateral thoracic artery

Latissimus dorsi muscle

Latissimus dorsi muscle, tendon

Leg

Levator scapulae muscle

Ligamentum teres hepatis

Lunate surface of acetabulum

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Main portal fissure

Maxillary hiatus

Median nerve

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Omohyoid muscle

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Pectineus muscle

Pectoralis minor muscle

Pes anserinus

Posterior circumflex humeral artery

Posterior intercondylar area

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Quadrangular space

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Radial nerve

Rectus femoris muscle

Replaced left hepatic artery

Rhomboid fossa

Rhomboid major muscle

Rhomboid minor muscle

Round ligament of the liver

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Sacrum, lateral part

Scarpa's fascia

Sciatic Nerve

Semimembranosus muscle

Semispinalis capitis muscle

Semitendinosus muscle

Semitendinosus muscle tendon

Septal area

Septum pellucidum

Serratus anterior muscle

Serratus posterior superior muscle

Sternoclavicular joint articular discs

Subscapular artery

Superior intercostal vein, left

Superior intercostal vein, right

Superior rectal artery and vein

Sylvian fissure

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TA - See Terminologia Anatomica

Teardrop of acetabulum

Teres major muscle

Tectorial membrane

Tensor fasciae latae muscle

Terminologia Anatomica [TA] from Stedman's dictionary

A system of anatomic nomenclature, consisting of about 7500 terms, devised and approved by the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) and promulgated in August, 1997, at São Paulo, Brazil.

Since its foundation in 1903 the IFAA has held periodic conventions for the standardization of anatomic concepts and terminology. In 1989 the federation elected a 12-member Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology (FCAT), consisting of experts from 11 countries, to undertake a wholesale revision of the last (sixth) edition of Nomina Anatomica (NA VI). With the election of additional members in 1994, the FCAT had representatives from 16 countries and 5 continents. The committee solicited suggestions from anatomists and others around the world, and from more than 10,000 terms proposed for introduction or retention, they formulated and published a list of those deemed worthy of consideration. During 8 years of deliberations they chose the simplest and most exact terms, preferring those that are descriptive of form or function over semantically opaque ones. Some 10% of formerly accepted terms were rejected or altered because they were considered inaccurate, ambiguous, or otherwise unsuitable. About 1000 new terms were introduced, including some for structures not officially named in earlier nomenclatural systems. Many of these terms had already been adopted informally in various countries. Adoption of the new terminology is expected to be widespread. Because English is spoken in many countries and serves as a common language for scientific and medical communication, English equivalents of Latin terms are given in the published version of TA. However, only the Latin terms have official status. The FCAT is currently working on complementary formulations of histologic, cytologic, embryologic, dental, and anthropologic terminology.
 

Thoracoacromial artery

Thoracodorsal artery

Transverse carpal ligament (flexor retinaculum of the wrist)

Transverse cerebral fissure

Transverse temporal gyrus

Triceps muscle, lateral head

Tubercle of the trapezium

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Zygomaticofacial canal