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

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
TAA02.1.03.006
FMA52851
Anatomical terms of bone

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EtymologyEdit

The term is derived from the Latin glabellus, meaning smooth.[2]

In medical scienceEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

  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. 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.