Glabella

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Glabella
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Frontal bone, outer surface, (glabella visible near bottom of bone)
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Side view of head, showing surface relations of bones (glabella labeled at center left)
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LatinGlabella
TA98A02.1.03.006
TA2525
FMA52851
Anatomical terms of bone

The glabella, in humans, is the area of skin between the eyebrows and above the nose. The term also refers to the underlying bone that is slightly depressed, and joins the two brow ridges. It is a cephalometric landmark that is just superior to the nasion.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The term for the area is derived from the Latin glabellus, meaning 'smooth, hairless'.[2]

In medical science[edit]

The skin of the glabella may be used to measure skin turgor in suspected cases of dehydration by gently pinching and lifting it. When released, the glabella of a dehydrated patient tends to remain extended ("tented"), rather than returning to its normal shape.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Figure 3. Cephalometric landmarks. Glabella (GL), the most prominent or..." ResearchGate. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  2. ^ "Definition of Glabella". MedicineNet. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  3. ^ Lane., Lilley, Linda (2016-08-05). Pharmacology for Canadian health care practice. Lilley, Linda Lane, Snyder, Julie S., Swart, Beth, 1948-, Collins, Shelly Rainforth., Savoca, Diane. (Third Canadian ed.). Toronto. p. 590. ISBN 9781771720663. OCLC 981956602.