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While the Dept. of Anatomy makes every effort to provide accurate information, inaccuracies, ommissions or errors may occur. The Dept. of Anatomy and the LUMC provide no warranty, expressed or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any of the content provided on this site, or as to the fitness of the information for any purpose, or as to the availability and technical quality of this site.

Medical information

The information contained in this site is intended solely for informational and educational purposes, and is not meant to provide medical advice, nor meant to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and personal medical advice.


This website may store information gathered during your usage of this site. The Dept. of Anatomy and the operators of this website may use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website, improving and extending the functionality of this site and for compiling reports on usage of this site. No personally identifiable information will be published, or provided to third parties, unless required to do so by law. However, if you contribute to this site by adding or correcting content, your name and country as entered by you (and possibly additional details like your titles and your affiliation, as far as you allowed to so) will be published connected to the content you added or corrected, for the purpose of providing users of this site the opportunity to judge the reliability of the provided content, and of crediting your contribution.

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Copyright of Data

The Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology (FIPAT) holds the copyright of the Terminologia Anatomica data.
The Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) database that was used as initial content of this site, is in the Open Source domain. It can be obtained at the FMA web site.
The data collected on this site will be made available under an Open Source License for non-commercial usage. Educational Institutions, Medical Institutions and others may apply to receive these data in a digital database format.

Copyright of Code

The licenses as stated in the source code apply to the applied script libraries, such as PHP, jQuery, jQuery-ui, Shadowbox, Modernizr, phpMailer, recaptcha, and tiny_mce. The remaining code, set-up, and design of this site are subject to copyright. Copying, distribution or publishing in electronic or non-electronic form of these materials is prohibited unless prior written permission of the Dept. of Anatomy has been obtained.

External Links

This site may contain links to other Internet sites. The Dept. of Anatomy does not control these external sites, the information on these sites is created and maintained by other organizations. The Dept. of Anatomy is not responsible for the content of these external sites, nor does the Dept. of Anatomy endorse or warrant any products or services that may be offered at these other Internet sites.

Recommended images

Users of this site can recommend images on other sites. This site will then offer a reference to the recommended image. We attempt to prevent linking to images that infringe copyrights by requiring the user to enter the (presumed) licensing of the image. Information on how to recognize images that possibly infringe copyrights, is provided on the form to recommend images, with the question about its licensing. If a user indicates that an image he or she recommends may infringe copyrights on the site where it resides, will not show a reference to it.
Thumbnails and previews of the images are shown to offer the user a judgment of the image's usefulness for the user's needs, and to allow indicating the location of structures/concepts on the image. A reference to the site that holds the image is shown with the image to clarify that the image belongs to that site.
If, despite these measures, you feel that a reference infringes on your copyright, please contact us (see contact information) to request removal of the reference.