Template:Infobox anatomy/doc

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This section describes how to use Template:Infobox anatomy or one of its related templates effectively. Don't worry about trying to fill in all the fields; even specifying one or two still can be useful.

Use[change source]

While editing a page about an anatomical structure, copy and paste the following text at the top of the page:

{{Infobox anatomy
| Name        = 
| Pronunciation =
| synonyms    = 
| Image       = 
| Caption     = 
| Width       = 
| Image2      = 
| Caption2    = 
| Latin       =
| Greek       =
| Precursor   = 
| System      = 
| Artery      = 
| Vein        = 
| Nerve       = 
| Lymph       = 
}}

Standard parameters[change source]

This infobox is one in a series of anatomy infoboxes, all of which share common parameters. These include:

Details
Name = English name for structure
Pronunciation = Pronunciation of name, if term is not commonly used
Image = top image (omit "Image:")
Width = width of top image (in pixels, default=250)
Caption = caption under top image
Image2 = second top image (omit "Image:")
Width2 = width of second image (in pixels, default=250)
Caption2 = caption under second top image
System = Relevant body system (e.g. Circulatory system)
Identifiers
Latin = Latin name for structure
Greek = Greek name for structure, if relevant to anatomy / medical use
Acronym = Acronym, if in common use
Autofilled
TA, TH, TE, MeSH, FMA, NeuroLex, NeuroNames These fields are automatically filled from Wikidata, and edits can no longer be made through infoboxes.
Link All templates in this series provide a link to the relevant Anatomical terminology articles - eg Anatomical terms of bone for Template:Infobox bone, etc.

All fields are optional. Field labels are case-sensitive.

  • Name: The title at top of infobox, which should usually match the name of page, and will default to this if it is not filled out.
  • Image and Caption: Up to two images can be included in the infobox.Ideally, the images should be appropriate and useful both to newcomers and to experts. To this end, try to pick a first image that helps orient the user to the region of the body, and pick one where the user doesn't need to click on the image to figure out where the structure is. Then, pick a second image that provides more detail. Alternatively, two images can show the same structure from two different angles. In either case, allowing the user to view more than one image, at the same time, allows them to better visualize the object of attention. Of course, there aren't perfect images for each article.
    • Try and include useful information in the caption, such as a general orientation to where the structure is.
    • Width is an optional parameter for the image width, in pixels (omit "px"). If the picture is far too big, then specify a custom width (in pixels) like this: |width=325. When no Width parameter is specified, it defaults to a width of 190 pixels.
    • Help:Image maps can be included using the image parameter. For example:
       | Image = {{Inner ear map|Cochlea|Inline=1}}
    • Only two images can be included in the infobox, but there is no restriction the number of images on the article; other images can be placed in sections, or at the end in an "Additional images" section.
Details

Some fields are grouped together as "details", relating to the anatomy of a structure

  • Precursor: This refers to the embryological precursor from which the structure derives
  • System: Circulatory system, respiratory system, etc.
  • Artery: Arteries supplying the structure. Note that there may be more than one artery (as in the adrenal glands). If there is not yet an article for the artery, consider also including a less specific artery that does have an article
  • Vein: Vein(s) draining the structure
  • Nerve: Nerve(s) to the structure
  • Lymph: Lymphatic drainage from the structure
Identifiers

Some fields visible to the reader are automatically inserted from Wikidata, and should be edited there. These are: TA, TE, TH, FMA and MeSH.

For terms and links that relate to how the structure is identified anatomically

  • Latin: Especially important to support interwikification. Good sources for the Latin are online medical dictionaries, such as eMedicine,[dead link] Stedman's, and Dorlands. The letters "TA" stand for Terminologia Anatomica, and it is the closest thing to an international naming standard presently in existence. If there are multiple Latin names available, put the TA first.
  • Greek: Refers to Ancient Greek and as with Latin, may be found in medical dictionaries. Use only where term is in wide use, and not the same as the Latin term – e.g. Spleen: Greek: σπλήν—splḗn ; Latin: lien. Also useful when the Greek root is widely used such as καρδία–kardía ; root of cardiac, cardiology etc.
Link

All templates in this series provide a link to the relevant Anatomical terminology articles - eg Anatomical terms of bone for Template:Infobox bone, etc.

Related templates[change source]

The other templates are quite similar. They are:

Use:

  • Use the more specific templates if appropriate.
  • The "Embryology" template for structures that don't exist as named structures in the adult. For information on the "CarnegieStage" field, see Carnegie stages. "GivesRiseTo" is like "Precursor", but in the opposite direction chronologically.

Tracking categories[change source]