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Anatomías: El cuerpo humano, sus partes y las historias que by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

By Hugh Aldersey-Williams

El cuerpo humano, nuestro tabú más incómodo. El único elemento común para todos los seres humanos. Una suma de huesos, piel, grasa y fluidos a los angeles que, mientras todo carbura, prestamos escasa atención. Y sin embargo, desde el arte antiguo a l. a. cirugía plástica, desde los primeros anatomistas a los artistas conceptuales, de los profanadores de tumbas a los atletas biónicos, nuestra relación con el cuerpo humano cube más de nosotros mismo que cualquier otro asunto en l. a. historia de l. a. humanidad.

Mezclando historia, arte, literatura y vida cotidiana, Hugh Aldersey-Williams se adentra en l. a. más misteriosa y maravillosa de las creaciones. El resultado es una obra fascinante repleta de hechos asombrosos, historias inverosímiles e información deslumbrante que va desde los angeles primera huella dactilar hasta los angeles psicología de los ángeles, desde los angeles máscara fúnebre de Isaac Newton hasta el cerebro embalsamado de Einstein. 

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16) Forelimb nerves originate from the brachial plexus, a network of branches from the last three cervical and the first two thoracic spinal nerves. Nerves accompany the arteries down the leg. Both palmar nerves branch dorsally into the front of the pastern, the remainder of the nerves penetrating the foot and supplying the sensitive tissues of the hoof. The veterinary procedure known as ‘denerving’ refers to the surgical cutting of the palmar or plantar digital nerve to relieve chronic pain permanently.

The stifle is turned out slightly, allowing the horse to move forwards freely, this may result in the foot being slightly toe-out. The skeleton (Fig. 2) The hind limb consists of the following bones: • Its half of the pelvis • Femur 44 The horse in motion Point of buttock Stifle Gaskin (second thigh) Point of hock Hock Chestnut Fetlock Pastern Fig. 1 • • • • • • • • Hind limb – side view Tibia and fibula Tarsal bones of the hock Three metacarpals (cannon and splint bones) Long pastern (first phalanx) Short pastern (second phalanx) Pedal bone (third phalanx) Two sesamoid bones Navicular bone (also a type of sesamoid bone).

It is divided into the thoracic and cervical parts and is attached to the bones by sheet-like tendons. The cervical part attaches to the cervical vertebrae and the scapula, whilst the thoracic part originates on the thoracic vertebrae and inserts onto the scapula; it draws the scapula up and back to lift the shoulder, and is able to produce a large movement because its component muscle fibres are long. Rhomboideus The rhomboideus lies underneath the trapezius and ties the scapula into the sides of the spinous processes of the thoracic vertebrae and the nuchal ligament.

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