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Descriptions of Tarsus

Tarsus: the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; in human beings the bones of the ankle and heel collectively
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Tarsus

Tarsus: Tarsus is a term that can apply to two different areas of the body. Tarsus can refer to the connective tissue that helps to form the eyelids or to the group of bones located in the foot and ankle areas.

Each eyelid contains one tarsal plate. Conditions that afflict the tarsus of the eyelids include infections, lesions and cancer. The tarsus of the foot/ankle contains seven tarsal bones. The tarsals of the tarsus articulate with each other and the tibia, fibula, and the metatarsals to form the foot and ankle joint. Conditions that can afflict the tarsus of the foot/ankle include infection, trauma, fracture, osteoporosis, osteomyelitis and dislocations.

Closely Related Organs: Tarsus

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Tarsus

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Other Names: Tarsus

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Sub Parts: Tarsus

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Tarsus

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