Potential space

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In anatomy, a potential space is any anatomic space that is potential rather than realized (with its realization being dynamic according to physiologic or pathophysiologic events). It is thus a space or cavity that can exist between two adjacent structures that are not tightly adjoined but usually does not open up during normal functioning.[citation needed]




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