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tabacchiera anatomica

English translation: anatomic(al) snuffbox

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01:29 Sep 1, 2006
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / anatomy
Italian term or phrase: tabacchiera anatomica
It is part of the wrist: 4.1.1 Fistola artero–venosa alla tabacchiera anatomica ["Arterial-venous fistula at the snuffbox"] E’ la più distale di tutte le fistole artero–venose dell’arto superiore (Figura 19). L’incisione cutanea necessaria per accedere ai vasi può essere compresa fra 2.5 e 4 cm e corrisponde all’asse mediano della tabacchiera anatomica. Al di sotto dell’incisione si reperisce subito la vena cefalica del pollice e su di un piano più profondo, l’arteria radiale ...
Carl Stoll
Costa Rica
Local time: 10:10
English translation:anatomic(al) snuffbox
Explanation:
The anatomical snuffbox, or radial fossa, (in Latin Foveola Radialis), is a triangular deepening on the radial, dorsal aspect of the hand - at the level of the carpal bones, specifically, the scaphoid and trapezium bones forming the floor. The name originates from the use of this surface for placing and then snorting powdered tobacco, or “snuff”.

http://anatomy.med.umich.edu/surface/upper_limb/snuffbox.htm...

anatomic snuffbox

var. anatomical snuffbox. The triangular area of the dorsum of the thumb overlying the scaphoid bone. A depression is formed when the thumb is extended. The tendons of the extensor pollicis longus muscle bound the ulnar side of the depression, and the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons form the radial border. When snuff was used, a small pinch could be placed in this “box” and snuffed up into the nose from that site. Tenderness in this area may be present when the scaphoid bone is fractured.
"Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," Copyright © 2005 by F. A. Davis Co., Phil., PA
http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/tabersearch2.cgi?keyword=anatomic ...
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anatomic(al) snuffbox


Explanation:
The anatomical snuffbox, or radial fossa, (in Latin Foveola Radialis), is a triangular deepening on the radial, dorsal aspect of the hand - at the level of the carpal bones, specifically, the scaphoid and trapezium bones forming the floor. The name originates from the use of this surface for placing and then snorting powdered tobacco, or “snuff”.

http://anatomy.med.umich.edu/surface/upper_limb/snuffbox.htm...

anatomic snuffbox

var. anatomical snuffbox. The triangular area of the dorsum of the thumb overlying the scaphoid bone. A depression is formed when the thumb is extended. The tendons of the extensor pollicis longus muscle bound the ulnar side of the depression, and the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons form the radial border. When snuff was used, a small pinch could be placed in this “box” and snuffed up into the nose from that site. Tenderness in this area may be present when the scaphoid bone is fractured.
"Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," Copyright © 2005 by F. A. Davis Co., Phil., PA
http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/tabersearch2.cgi?keyword=anatomic ...

Gilberto Lacchia
Italy
Local time: 18:10
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