Research Papers/Topics in Anatomy

EFFECT OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF Cola nitida ON NORMAL DEVELOPMENT OF DISTAL GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

Background: Normal and abnormal development of anorectum is still under debate. Etiology of abnormal development of anorectum is poorly understood. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor that has been implicated in abnormal anorectal development and is a major constituent of Kola nut (Cola nitida). It is consumed heavily by pregnant women in Nigeria to control vomiting. Objectives: We examined the teratogenic effects of oral administration of aqueous extract of Cola nitida (AECON) on foetal growth an...

DERMATOHLYPHICS

Abstract The dermatoglyphic (lit.'skin-carvings') patterns of the hand are the intimate and private symbol of the individual. Although this is true of all the skin-ridge patterns on the surface of the hand as a whole, it is especially true of the digital dermatoglyphs, the fingerprints. Everybody knows that we each possess a unique set of fingerprints, a knowledge which is put to much use by police forces around the world, and moreover, that these patterns do not change. Their use as a m...

THYROID GLAND; FUNCTIONS AND CLINICAL CORRELATES

The thyroid gland is the largest endocrine gland (Moore et al,2010). It is derived from the Greek words “glandula thyreoidea” which means “Gland” “shield like” respectively (Thomas Wharton, 1659). It is brownish-red in colour (Henry Gray,2010). The thyroid gland is located at the throat below the voice box (larynx), Laryngeal prominence or Adam’s Apple to be specific. The laryngeal prominence is a lump that is...

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