List of human anatomical parts named after people

This is a list of human anatomical parts named after people.

:For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see eponym.:For a list of eponyms sorted by name see List of eponyms.

Alphabetical list

For clarity, entries are listed by the name of the person associated with them, so Loop of Henle is listed under H not L.

A

* Achilles tendon – Achilles, Greek mythological character
* Adam's apple – Adam, Biblical character
* Alcock's canal (pudendal canal) – Sir Rutherford Alcock
* Artery of Adamkiewicz – Albert Wojciech Adamkiewicz
* Auerbach's plexus – Leopold Auerbach

B

* Bachmann's bundle – Jean George Bachmann
* Bartholin's gland – Caspar Bartholin the Younger
* Batson's plexus
* Long thoracic nerve of Bell – Sir Charles Bell
* Duct of Bellini – Lorenzo Bellini
* Renal columns of Bertin – Exupere Joseph Bertin
* Betz cells – Vladimir Alekseyevich Betz
* Billroth's cords – Theodor Billroth
* Bowman's capsule and Bowman's membrane – Sir William Bowman
* Broca's area – Paul Broca
* Brodmann's areas – Korbinian Brodmann
* Brunner's glands – Johann Conrad Brunner
* Buck's fascia – Gurdon Buck

C

* Cajal cells – Santiago Ramón y Cajal
* Castle intrinsic factor – William Bosworth Castle
* Charcot-Bouchard aneurysms – Jean-Martin Charcot and Charles-Joseph Bouchard
* Chassaignac tubercle – Charles Marie Édouard Chassaignac
* Christmas factor – Stephen Christmas
* Clara cell – Max Clara
* Colles' fascia – Abraham Colles
* Cooper's fascia – Astley Cooper
* Cooper's iliopectineal ligament – Astley Cooper
* Cooper's suspensory ligaments – Astley Cooper
* Organ of Corti – Alphonso Corti
* Cowper's glands – William Cowper
* Cuvier ducts – Georges Cuvier

D

* Darwin's tubercle – Charles Darwin
* Campbell de Morgan spots
* Denonvilliers' fascia – Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers
* Descemet's membrane – Jean Descemet
* Space of Disse – Joseph Disse
* Pouch of Douglas – James Douglas

E

* Von Ebner's glands – Victor von Ebner
* Edinger-Westphal nucleus – Ludwig Edinger and Karl Friedrich Otto Westphal
* Eustachian tube – Bartolomeo Eustachi

F

* Fallopian tube – Gabriele Falloppio

G

* Gallaudet's fascia
* Gartner's duct – Hermann Gartner
* Fossa of Geraldi
* Gerdy's Fibers – Pierre Nicolas Gerdy
* Gerota Capsule – Dumitru Gerota
* Glisson's capsule – Francis Glisson
* Golgi apparatus and Golgi receptor – Camillo Golgi
* Graafian follicle – Regnier de Graaf
* Gräfenberg spot (G-spot) – Ernst Gräfenberg
* Great vein of Galen – Galen, an ancient Greek physician

H

* Hasner's Fold – Joseph Hasner
* Spiral valves of Heister – Lorenz Heister
* Loop of Henle – F. G. J. Henle
* Canals of Hering – Karl Ewald Konstantin Hering
* Hering's nerve – Heinrich Ewald Hering
* Herring bodies – Percy Theodore Herring
* Heschl's gyri – Richard L. Heschl
* Hesselbach's triangle – Franz Kaspar Hesselbach
* Antrum of Highmore – Nathaniel Highmore
* Bundle of His – Wilhelm His, Jr.
* Houston's muscle – John Houston
* Canal of Huguier – Pierre Charles Huguier
* Hurthle cell – Karl Hürthle

K

* Kerckring's valves – Theodor Kerckring
* Kernohan notch – James Watson Kernohan
* Kiesselbach's plexus – Wilhelm Kiesselbach
* Pores of Kohn – Hans Kohn
* Krause's end-bulbs – Wilhelm Krause
* Kupffer cells – Karl Wilhelm von Kupffer

L

* Canals of Lambert – Margaret Waugh Lambert
* Langer's lines – Karl Langer
* Islets of Langerhans and Langerhans cell – Paul Langerhans
* Langhans giant cell – Theodor Langhans
* Leydig Cells – Franz Leydig
* Crypts of Lieberkühn – Johann Nathanael Lieberkühn
* Lissauer's tract – Heinrich Lissauer
* Urethral glands of Littré – Alexis Littré
* Lockwood's ligament – Charles Barrett Lockwood
* Angle of Louis – Antoine Louis
* Lovibond's angle
* Lund's node
* Crypts of Luschka, Ducts of Luschka, Foramina of Luschka, and Luschka's joints – Hubert von Luschka

M

* Macewen's triangle – Sir William Macewen
* Foramen of Magendie – François Magendie
* Veins of Mayo
* McBurney's point – Charles McBurney
* Malpighian corpuscle – Marcello Malpighi
* Meckel's cartilage and Meckel's diverticulum– Johann Friedrich Meckel
* Meibomian glands – Heinrich Meibom
* Meissner's corpuscle and Meissner's plexus – Georg Meissner
* Merkel cell – Friedrich Sigmund Merkel
* Meyer's loop
* Möll's gland and Space of Möll – Jacob A. Möll
* Foramina of Monro – Alexander Monro
* Glands of Montgomery – William Fetherstone Montgomery
* Hydatids of Morgagni, and Lacunae of Morgagni – Giovanni Battista Morgagni
* Morison's pouch – James Rutherford Morison
* Müllerian ducts – Johannes Peter Müller
* Mahdi Nerve- Dr. Mahdi Hasan

N

* Nissl bodies or granules and Nissl substance – Franz Nissl (all terms now rarely used)

O

* Sphincter of Oddi – Ruggero Oddi
* Nucleus of Onufrowicz

P

* Pacinian corpuscles – Filippo Pacini
* Paneth cells – Joseph Paneth
* Papez circuit – James Papez
* Peyer's patches – Johann Conrad Peyer
* Poupart's ligament – François Poupart
* Prussak's space – Alexander Prussak
* Purkinje cells – Jan E. Purkinje

R

* Node of Ranvier – Louis-Antoine Ranvier
* Rathke's pouch – Martin Heinrich Rathke
* Reichert cartilage – Karl Bogislaus Reichert
* Renshaw cells
* Space of Retzius and Veins of Retzius – Anders Retzius
* Riedel's lobe – Bernhard Moritz Carl Ludwig Riedel
* Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses – Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky and Ludwig Aschoff
* Rolandic fissure and fissure of Rolando – Luigi Rolando
* Rotter's lymph nodes – Josef Rotter
* Ruffini's corpuscles – Angelo Ruffini
* Rutherford Morrison's subhepatic space

* Duct of Santorini – Giovanni Domenico Santorini
* Schatzki's ring – Richard Schatzki
* Sertoli cell – Enrico Sertoli
* Sharpey's fibres – William Sharpey
* Schlieter's Shins
* Shrapnell's membrane – Henry Jones Shrapnell
* Sideburns – General Ambrose Burnside (for his distinctive whiskers)
* Skene's gland – Alexander Skene
* Spigelian fascia – Adriaan van den Spiegel
* Stensen's duct – Niels Stensen
* Sylvian aqueduct

T

* Thorel's pathway
* White lines of Toldt – Carl Toldt
* Traube's space – Ludwig Traube
* Ligament of Trietz – Václav Treitz

V

* Ampulla of Vater – Abraham Vater
* Virchow-Robin spaces – Rudolf Virchow and Charles-Philippe Robin
* Virchow's node – Rudolf Virchow

W

* Waldeyer's throat – Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz
* Wenckebach's bundle – Karel Frederik Wenckebach
* Wernicke's area – Karl Wernicke
* Wharton's duct and Wharton's jelly – Thomas Wharton
* Circle of Willis – Thomas Willis
* Foramen of Winslow – Jean-Jacques Bénigne Winslow
* Duct of Wirsung – Johann Georg Wirsung
* Wolffian duct – Kaspar Friedrich Wolff
* Wormian bones – Ole Worm

Z

* Zonule of Zinn – Johann Gottfried Zinn

ee also

* List of eponymous diseases
* List of eponymous medical signs
* List of eponymous medical treatments
* Lists of etymologies
* Human anatomy
* List of anatomical topics

External links

* [http://www.whonamedit.com Whonamedit, name origins in the medical field]


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