Open licensed, succinct, definitions for the anatomical terms are presently being developed by a group of anatomists:
  • Noel Boaz
  • Katherine Brakora
  • Paul Gobée
  • Amy Lovejoy Mork
  • Sarah Sulaiman
  • Ian Whitmore
This work is described in the article: Gobée OP, Sulaiman S, Boaz NT, Mork AL, Whitmore I. 2024. Can with its synonyms and succinct open definitions be a solution to address variations in usage of anatomical terminology?, Anatomical Science International. doi:10.1007/s12565-024-00761-x
The site was developed in historical collaboration with the Clinical Anatomical Terminology Committee of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists. We acknowledge its (former) members:
  • Anne M.R. Agur, former president AACA
  • Brion Benninger
  • Noel Boaz
  • Katherine Brakora
  • Sherry Downie, former chair
  • Tom Gest, former president AACA
  • Paul Gobée
  • Evan Goldman, former chair
  • Mark Hankin
  • Todd Hoagland
  • Ahmed Khan
  • Sasha Lake
  • Wayne Lambert
  • Chelsea Lohman, former co-chair
  • Marios Loukas, former president AACA
  • Brad Martin
  • Nik Matsler
  • Amy Lovejoy Mork
  • Brad Martin
  • Efrain Miranda
  • Todd R. Olson, former president AACA
  • Rebecca Pratt
  • Dearra Prop
  • Bill Rennie
  • Alan Richards
  • Sakti Srivastava
  • Sarah Sulaiman
  • Bill Swartz
  • Pat Tank
  • Shane Tubbs, President of AACA
  • Richard Tunstall, former co-chair
  • Anthony Weinhaus
  • Ian Whitmore
  • Alexandra Wink
In the early phase of the creation of definitions, the company ‘Incision’ assisted with creating definitions. We acknowledge its (former) workers:
  • E.H. Andriessen
  • Michel Dieben
  • Matthijs de Haas
  • Rick van den Helder
  • Jantien Hoek
  • Ken Ijumba
  • A.A. Keizer
  • Tahmina Nazari
  • August Oudshoorn
  • T.A. van Rheenen
  • Marian Scheer
  • Caroline Theunissen
  • Marjolein de Waard
  • R. Wienen
  • Theo Wiggers, founder and CEO is a project under the auspices of the Nederlandse Anatomen Vereniging (NAV, Dutch Association of Anatomists).
This project has been sponsored by:
The initial data on this site were obtained from the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) developed at the University of Washington by the FMATM Research Project and is provided under license from the University of Washington.
  • We owe the Foundational Model of Anatomy gratitude to providing their data as open source, available for general use. This enabled the realization of the original version of in 2007 and is the initial data set offered in the present version of
  • We pursued to copy the data and to credit the contributions of FMA as accurately as possible. Unintentional errors may have occurred however, which are outside the responsibility of FMA. Please consult the Foundational Model of Anatomy site and the Foundational Model Explorer to obtain the original and most recent version of the FMA data.
Further contributions and sources:
  • S. Blankevoort, Medical Artist: front-page background and icons
  • R. Slagter, Medical Artist: CASK-logo
  • Lists of languages, countries and medical specialists: Wikipedia, license: CC BY SA
  • All contributors of data on this site are credited on the information panels on the structures/concepts and terms. We owe them gratitude for their contributions that form the basis of this site. The collected data will be made available under an Open Access License.
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