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extremity

extremity (eks-trem´i-te)

One of the ends of an elongated or pointed structure. Incorrectly used to mean limb.extremitas [NA];
acromial e. of clavicle the flattened lateral end of the clavicle that articulates with the acromion and is anchored to the coracoid process by the conoid and trapezoid ligaments.extremitas acromialis claviculae [NA], acromial end of clavicle;
anterior e. specifically, the anterior end of the spleen (extremitas anterior splenis [NA]).extremitas anterior [NA];
anterior e. of caudate nucleus head of the caudate nucleus
inferior e. 1. inferior pole 2. incorrectly, but commonly used for lower limb.
lower e. lower limb
posterior e. specifically, the posterior end of the spleen (extremitas posterior splenis [NA]).extremitas posterior [NA];
sternal e. of clavicle the enlarged medial end of the clavicle that articulates with the manubrium sterni.extremitas sternalis claviculae [NA], sternal end of clavicle;
superior e. 1. superior pole 2. incorrectly, but commonly used term for upper limb.
tubal e. of ovary the rounded lateral end of the ovary, usually directed toward the infundibulum of the uterine tube.extremitas tubaria ovarii [NA], lateral pole;
upper e. upper limb
upper e. of fibula head of fibula
uterine e. of ovary the rounded medial end of the ovary, usually directed toward the uterus.extremitas uterina ovarii [NA], medial pole of ovary;

 

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