The most common types of surgical tools include retractors for moving tissue and organs back so that the surgeon can get a better view; forceps for handling objects; depressors for pressing down a protruding part; and di... More »

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General surgery instruments come in several different classifications, including flexible and rigid endoscopes, powered equipment and hand held instruments, such as forceps, needle holders and scissors, according to Tele... More »

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A nephrectomy procedure, or the surgical removal of a kidney, may be either complete or partial, explains the National Kidney Foundation. A doctor can perform either procedure through open surgery or laparascopy, notes M... More »

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Dictionary.com states that "thorax" indicates the part of the torso in humans or in higher vertebrates that is situated between the abdomen and the neck. The thorax, or chest, includes the cavity where the lungs and hear... More »

Nervous tissue is found in peripheral nerves throughout the body and in the organs of the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord. Nerve tissue is composed of neurons, which are specialized cells able to react ... More »

The oral cavity functions as the first part of the digestive tract, a secondary source of respiration, a sound manipulation area for speech and the location of sensory organs for taste. The oral cavity is the area direct... More »

Anatomical images are physically accurate representations of the organs, skeleton, muscles, circulatory system and every other part of the human body. They provide a visual dictionary that allows the study of the body wi... More »

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