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Chapter-01 Overview of Head and Neck by Seshayyan Sudha (2016) Edition : 6/e

The human head can be described as the superior part of the body that houses the brain and gives accommodation for organs of special senses. The term cephalon is used to denote the head region in several lower organisms. The neck is that portion which attaches the head to the rest of the body. It actually serves as a conduit transmitting various structures f... [More]

Chapter-01 Overview of Thorax by Seshayyan Sudha (2016) Edition : 6/e

Thorax is the region between the neck and the abdomen. The thorax has a large cavity, called the thoracic cavity, contained within its walls; within this cavity, it contains important viscera like the heart and the lungs. The structures passing from the neck to the abdomen also traverse through the thorax. The thorax has a superior aperture that connects it ... [More]

Chapter-01 Science of Anatomy by Seshayyan Sudha (2016) Edition : 6/e

The science that deals with the structure of the body is known as anatomy. Study of the structure of living beings was done by dissecting the body and seeing the various structures in position. The scope of the anatomy has widened very much and several subdivisions are now studied. These subdivisions includes gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, cytology, reg... [More]

Chapter-02 Body Plan, Skin and Fasciae by Seshayyan Sudha (2016) Edition : 6/e

The structure of human body, their organization and features follow a typical plan. It is easy to understand the details of the structures if this basic plan is first thought of. Skin is the largest and the most extensive sensory organ of the body, forms the outer and protective covering of the body. It is usually subdivided into a superficial cellular part ... [More]

Chapter-02 Bones and Joints of Head and Neck by Seshayyan Sudha (2016) Edition : 6/e

The bones of the head and neck comprise the skull, mandible, hyoid and the cervical vertebrae. Skull forms a protective frame for the brain, organs of special senses and the upper parts of the aerodigestive system. The skull consists of 28 individual bones, many of which are paired. Superior, posterior, frontal/anterior, lateral and inferior view of skull ar... [More]

Chapter-02 General Characteristics of Vertebral Column by Seshayyan Sudha (2016) Edition : 6/e

The vertebral column is a flexible, curved structure consisting of several irregular bones called the vertebrae. The vertebral column also surrounds and protects the spinal cord. In the foetus and young infant, the vertebral column is made up of 33 separate vertebrae, but the lower nine later fuse to form two composite bones, namely the sacrum and the coccyx... [More]

Chapter-03 Bones of Thorax by Seshayyan Sudha (2016) Edition : 6/e

The bones of thorax are placed in such a way that the internal structures like the heart and lungs are well protected. They form the bony thoracic cage, which also contributes in a significant way to the human form. The thoracic cage is made up of several bones. In the posterior aspect are the twelve thoracic vertebrae. Body, pedicles, laminae, spine and tra... [More]

Chapter-03 Muscles by Seshayyan Sudha (2016) Edition : 6/e

This chapter provides a lucid and comprehensive understanding on muscles of human body which forms the major bulk of limbs and some other parts of the body and contribute to the various movements which the individual can make. Striated, nonstriated and cardiac muscles are three different types of muscles. Striped muscles form the major bulk of the human body... [More]


The term scalp is applied to the soft tissues covering the vault of the skull. This region extends anteriorly up to the eyebrows, posteriorly up to the superior nuchal lines and laterally up to the superior temporal lines. The different layers of scalp include skin, superficial fascia, epicranius, loose areolar tissue and pericranium. The veins of the scalp ... [More]

Chapter-04 Cartilages and Bones by Seshayyan Sudha (2016) Edition : 6/e

Cartilage is a connective tissue that is firm and elastic but not as hard as the bone. In many parts of the body, cartilage appears first and is then converted into bone. In some parts, it continues to be present throughout life. The most characteristic property of cartilage is its resilience. This is the ability to get back to its original shape after being... [More]