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Linea alba

Definition

noun, plural: lineae albae

(1) A whitish fibrous band running vertically along the midline of the abdomen, from the umbilicus to the pubis, comprised chiefly of connective tissue

(2) A whitish linear band of tissue slightly elevated on the inside of cheek, resulting from the teeth biting the inner cheek surface at the occlusal level, and comprised of keratinized oral mucosa


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Word origin: linea (line) + alba, Latin, feminine of albus (white)

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Re: Tendinous Inscriptions in the Rectus Abdominis

... 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 ...

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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

... 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 ...

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

... 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 ...

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