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Alba

Alba

Synonym: white matter.

Origin: fem. Of L. Albus, white


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Re: Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis

Taking a stab at it - Since the abdominal muscle mainly stabilize the body - I'd assume that the endinous inscriptions and linea alba play a role in this function. They join the muscle to the bone right - namely the ribcage there by holding the muscle in place? Since evolution would favor ...

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by Novis78
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:03 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis
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Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis

... able to find a good answer (perhaps there is none). Regarding the rectus abdominis, what is the function of the tendinous inscriptions and linea alba? For example, why did we not develop in such a way that the fibers run the whole length of the muscle? Any insights would be greatly appreciated! ...

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by wushufanatic
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis
Replies: 2
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connective tissue

... minor issue - it doesn't have a major impact on day-to-day activities. The main symptoms are diastasis recti, which is stretching of the linea alba (I think) due to pregnancy; clicking knees when climbing stairs that sound awful but aren't painful at all; slight hypermobility of joints. There ...

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by shankell
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: connective tissue
Replies: 5
Views: 3506

Re: Do the staminate flowers of Quercus sp. ever form petals?

That is really beautiful. yes the staminate flowers of Quercus alba (white oak) affection 5 or six sepals but allegedly no petals. _________________

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by roseseeds
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Do the staminate flowers of Quercus sp. ever form petals?
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Views: 5077

Re: Do the staminate flowers of Quercus sp. ever form petals?

Looks like no petals: http://books.google.com/books?id=2TV-zDuKHAEC&pg=PA142&lpg=PA142&dq=floral+diagram+of+Quercus+alba&source=bl&ots=3whgn7RIZm&sig=xGra-SxGYQXB5U7j3dumbiMUeok&hl=en&ei=XFTtSc_6L6WctgPp67jgAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1#PPA143,M1 ...

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by AstusAleator
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:11 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Do the staminate flowers of Quercus sp. ever form petals?
Replies: 4
Views: 5077
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