Volkmann canals
passages other than haversian canals (canales nutricii), for the passage of blood vessels through bone.

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  • Volkmann — may refer to: *A.W. Volkmann German physiologist *Elisabeth Volkmann German actress *Richard von Volkmann German surgeon *Volkmann s contracture Disease causing stiffness of the hand *Volkmann s canals Microscopic structures in animal bone …   Wikipedia

  • Volkmann's canals — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Illustrated cross section of a long bone. Volkmann s canal labeled at bottom right. Width = 300 System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = DorlandsSuf =… …   Wikipedia

  • Volkmann's canal — Volk·mann s canal fō(l)k mənz n any of the small channels in bone that transmit blood vessels from the periosteum into the bone and that lie perpendicular to and communicate with the haversian canals Volk·mann fȯlk .män Alfred Wilhelm (1800… …   Medical dictionary

  • volkmann's canal — ˈfōlkmənz , ˈvō noun Usage: usually capitalized V Etymology: after Alfred W. Volkmann died 1877 German physiologist : one of many nutrient canals transmitting blood vessels from the periosteum into the bone but not forming the center of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Volkmann — Alfred W., German physiologist, 1800–1877. See V. canals, under canal. Richard, German surgeon, 1830–1889. See V. cheilitis, V. contracture, V. spoon …   Medical dictionary

  • osteon — ▪ anatomy  the chief structural unit of compact (cortical) bone, consisting of concentric bone layers called lamellae, which surround a long hollow passageway, the Haversian canal (named for Clopton Havers, a 17th century English physician). The… …   Universalium

  • canal — A duct or channel; a tubular structure. SEE ALSO: c., duct. SYN: canalis [TA]. [L. canalis] abdominal c. SYN: inguinal c.. accessory c. a channel leading from the root …   Medical dictionary

  • periosteum — periosteal, periosteous, adj. periosteally, adv. /per ee os tee euhm/, n., pl. periostea / tee euh/. Anat. the normal investment of bone, consisting of a dense, fibrous outer layer, to which muscles attach, and a more delicate, inner layer… …   Universalium

  • bone — /bohn/, n., v., boned, boning, adv. n. 1. Anat., Zool. a. one of the structures composing the skeleton of a vertebrate. b. the hard connective tissue forming the substance of the skeleton of most vertebrates, composed of a collagen rich organic… …   Universalium

  • Bône — /bohn/, n. former name of Annaba. * * * I Rigid connective tissue of vertebrates, consisting of cells embedded in a hard matrix. Bones serve as the body s supporting framework, provide muscle attachment points for movement, protect the internal… …   Universalium

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