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The authors studied the mode of three main branches of the femoral artery (deep femoral, medial circumflex femoral and lateral circumflex femoral artery) in 179 Japanese cadavers during dissecting practice at Gifu University in the last four years. The findings were as follows; Two hundred and seventeen sides in the 352 sides (61.7%) belong to Type I of(More)
The dorsal lingual surface of the large flying foxes were examined by scanning electron microscopy. Filiform, fungiform and vallate papillae were observed. The filiform papillae were distributed over the entire dorsal surface of the tongue. The filiform papillae notably differed in morphology by their location on the tongue and could be classified into 6(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Hachimi-jio-gan is one of the most common recipes in traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean medicines and has been used for preventing and treating various diseases associated with aging, including osteoporosis. AIM OF THE STUDY The present study was performed to examine the combined effects of a traditional Chinese(More)
The dorsal lingual surfaces of an adult tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) was examined by macroscopical and scanning electron microscopical observations. Filiform, fungiform and vallate papillae were observed. The filiform papillae were distributed over the entire dosal surface of the tongue. The fungiform papillae were present rounded bodies, and more(More)
The dorsal lingual surfaces of the raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) and fox (Vulpes vulpes japonica) were examined by scanning electron microscopical (SEM) observations. The distribution and type of the lingual papillae found in the raccoon dog were similar to those in the fox. Filiform, fungiform, foliate and vallate papillae were observed. The(More)
Based on a large homogeneous sample from a Japanese population, anatomic variations in the celiac trunk (CT) and the hepatic artery were studied. Previously we analyzed the branching mode of the CT in 450 Japanese cadavers. In order to maximize the database on the CT and hepatic artery, we examined the anatomy of these arteries in 524 cadavers, a total of(More)
SAMP6, a substrain of senescence-accelerated mouse, was developed as an animal model for senile osteoporosis. We investigated the morphology of the parathyroid gland and thyroid C cell, together with the serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) and calcitonin (CT) in SAMP6 and age-matched normal mice SAMR1. We did not find any significant differences between SAMR1(More)
This communication describes a fully automated method by which the position of the diaphragm surface can be estimated by deforming a thin-plate model to match the bottom surface of the lung in CT images. This method was applied to 338 X-ray CT scans, and its validity was proved by the experimental results.
Osteoporosis is a common metabolic skeletal disorder characterized by decreased bone mass and deteriorated bone structure, leading to increased susceptibility to fractures. With aging population, osteoporotic fractures are of global health and socioeconomic importance. The three-dimensional microstructural information of the common osteoporosis-related(More)
Tibetan medicated-bath therapy has been applied to patients with rheumatoid arthritis for centuries. However, the detailed action mechanism of Tibetan medicated-bath therapy on the morphology and function of joints remains unknown. We designed our investigation to evaluate the efficacy of Tibetan medicated-bath therapy on adjuvant arthritis (AA) of rats in(More)