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Atlas and Axis

The first two cervical vertebrae  are the atlas (C1)  and the axis (C2.) The atlas is named for the character from Greek Mythology who supported the globe, though in anatomy, the head is the globe.  In fact, the articular facets of the atlas align perfectly with the

Do You Need to Learn the Carpals?

This is one of the hardest groups of bones to commit to memory and you will likely forget it if you don’t use it often.  College professors and some high school anatomy teachers might ask you to learn the bones of the wrist.  The task is made

Skull Quiz

  1. frontal 2. nasal 3. sphenoid 4. temporal 5. zygomatic 6. maxilla 7. mastoid process 8. mandible 9. mental foramen

Brain Labeling

  A = cerebrum (parietal lobe) B = gyri (convolutions) C = corpus callosum D = frontal lobe E = thalamus F = hypothalamus G = pituitary gland H = midbrain J = pons K= medulla L = cerebellum (showing arbor vitae) M = transverse fissure N

Label the Parts of a Long Bone

    a = epiphysis b = diaphysis c = articular cartilage d = periosteum f = compact bone g = medullary cavity (yellow marrow) h = endosteum j = epiphyseal line (growth plate) Coloring worksheet for this image.  

Brain Dissection, Internal

This video shows the a sagittal cut in the brain of a sheep and identifies the major structures of the brain such as the  cerebrum, corpus callosum, cerebellum, pons, medulla, thalamus, hypothalamus, pineal gland, and the four ventricles.

Pectoral Muscles

      Dissected cat shows the main muscles of the thoracic region:  the pectoantebrachialis, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor and the xiphihumeralis.

Biceps, Lateral and Long Head

The biceps brachii is a two headed muscle on located in the upper arm region.  “Brachii” usually denotes structures found in the upper extremities and “biceps” means that it is a two-headed muscle.  On the cat, if you tease away the fascia you can separate these two

Large Intestine (Colon)

The large intestine has three main sections which can be difficult to identify in the cat.  Shown below is the abdominal cavity with most of the small intestine removed and the large intestine positioned in such a way to identify the three sections.  The first section after

Cecum and Colon

This image shows the jejunum and the ileum as it joins the large intestine (colon).  The pouch at this connection point in the cat is called the cecum.  In humans, the cecum has an attached appendage.   A valve can be found at this point in the