A plea for extension of the anatomical nomenclature: Vessels

  • David Kachlik Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; Department of Health Care Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Jihlava, Czech Republic https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8150-9663
  • Vladimir Musil Centre of Scientific Information, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0107-690X
  • Alzbeta Blankova Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Zuzana Marvanova Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0100-9950
  • Jakub Miletin Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9430-1677
  • Daniela Trachtova Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vlasta Dvorakova Department of Health Care Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • Vaclav Baca Department of Health Care Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Jihlava, Czech Republic
Keywords: Anatomical terminology, anatomical nomenclature, Terminologia Anatomica, vessels, artery, vein

Abstract

This article is the fourth and last part of a series aimed at extending and correcting the anatomical nomenclature. Because of the rapid development of internet and the use of electronic formats in communication in anatomy, embryology, histology, medical education and clinical medicine, an appropriate, precise and concise anatomical nomenclature is required. Such tool enables to avoid any potential confusion and possible scientific/medical mistakes. The up-to-date official anatomical terminology, Terminologia Anatomica, is available longer than 20 years and needs to be refined and extended. The authors have collected and listed 210 terms and completed them with definitions and/or explanations. We aimed to start a discussion about their potential incorporation into the new revised version of the Terminologia Anatomica. This article is primarily focused on the vessels of the human body (arteries, veins and lymphatic system).

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Author Biographies

Alzbeta Blankova , Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Department of Anatomy

Zuzana Marvanova , Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Department of Anatomy

Jakub Miletin, Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Department of Anatomy

Daniela Trachtova , Department of Anatomy, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Department of Anatomy

Vlasta Dvorakova , Department of Health Care Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Jihlava, Czech Republic

Department of Health Care Studies

Vaclav Baca, Department of Health Care Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Jihlava, Czech Republic

Department of Health Care Studies

A plea for extension of the anatomical nomenclature: Vessels
Published
2020-11-17
How to Cite
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Kachlik D, Musil V, Blankova A, Marvanova Z, Miletin J, Trachtova D, Dvorakova V, Baca V. A plea for extension of the anatomical nomenclature: Vessels. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2020Nov.17 [cited 2020Dec.1];. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/5256
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Anatomy

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