The Visible Human Project is an outgrowth of the National Library of Medicine’s 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers has been completed.
"The long-term goal of the Visible Human Project is to produce a system of knowledge structures that will transparently link visual knowledge forms to symbolic knowledge formats such as the names of body parts."
Find out all about the project and the female slices here.
Postmortem corneal clouding: If the eyes are open at the time of death, a thin film/cloud can be observed within minutes on the surface of the cornea. Typically, postmortem corneal cloudiness will appear within two to three hours after death. However, if the eyes are closed, the corneal cloudiness may be delayed many hours.
Scalp is the soft tissue layer covering the bony vault over the brain. It is usually described as having five layers, which can conveniently be remembered as a mnemonic:
S: The skin on the head from which head hair grows. It contains numerous sabaeceous glands and hair follicles
C: Connective tissue. A thin layer of fat and fibrous tissue lies beneath the skin.
A: The aponeurosis called epicranial aponeurosis (or galea aponeurotica) is the next layer. It is a tough layer of dense fibrous tissue which runs from the frontalis muscle anteriorly to the occipitalis posteriorly.
L: The loose areolar connective tissue layer provides an easy plane of separation between the upper three layers and the pericranium. I
P: The pericranium is the periosteum of the skull bones and provides nutrition to the bone and the capacity for repair.
The Temple Viper aka Wagler’s Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) is an arboreal and nocturnal viper found in the forests of SE Asia. They display sexual dimorphism: The females are much larger (up to 1 m), and distictively patterned (the patterns may vary across their range). The males are much smaller and thinner, and have simpler patterns, if at all. Unlike many species in Viperidae, this species gives live birth (ovoviviparous). They are generally sluggish and deliberate in their movements, but strike quickly when taking out prey. They possess a rather potent venom.