Thing > MedicalEntity > AnatomicalEntity > AnatomicalStructure

Any part of the human body, typically a component of an anatomical system. Organs, tissues, and cells are all anatomical structures.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from AnatomicalStructure
associatedPathophysiology Text If applicable, a description of the pathophysiology associated with the anatomical system, including potential abnormal changes in the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of the system.
bodyLocation Text Location in the body of the anatomical structure.
connectedTo AnatomicalStructure Other anatomical structures to which this structure is connected.
diagram ImageObject An image containing a diagram that illustrates the structure and/or its component substructures and/or connections with other structures.
function Text Function of the anatomical structure.
partOfSystem AnatomicalSystem The anatomical or organ system that this structure is part of.
relatedCondition MedicalCondition A medical condition associated with this anatomy.
relatedTherapy MedicalTherapy A medical therapy related to this anatomy.
subStructure AnatomicalStructure Component (sub-)structure(s) that comprise this anatomical structure.
Properties from MedicalEntity
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
belongsTo MedicalEntity Specifying a resource to which another resource belongs. Typically here it's used to link a medicalRecord to the Patient where isPartOf can't be used'. e.g :MedicalRecord schema:belongsTo :Patient
bodyPosition Specifying a position of human body or anatomical entity in given space e.g. Supine body position, standing position, sitting position etc.
causalityStatus MedicalEntity Causality score or ranking following a codified system (like HL7 causalityExpectation) or not.
code MedicalCode A medical code for the entity, taken from a controlled vocabulary or ontology such as ICD-9, DiseasesDB, MeSH, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, etc.
dateTime DateTime Specifying an instant of something. Typically derived from W3C Time Ontology this describes a point in time when an event or action occurs.
guideline MedicalGuideline A medical guideline related to this entity.
interval QuantitativeValue Typically derived from W3C Time Ontology this describes a time interval when an event or action occurs.
medicalDepartment MedicalDepartment Specifying the medical department where a procedure or a care event is taking place or attended by a patient.
medicalScore MedicalScore Specifying a medical score resource
medicineSystem MedicineSystem The system of medicine that includes this MedicalEntity, for example 'evidence-based', 'homeopathic', 'chiropractic', etc.
physiologicalRole PhysiologicalEntity Specifying any physiological role of something
playsRole MedicalEntity Specifying the role played by an agent
possibleCause MedicalEntity Specifying a possible cause of something
rankOrder Number The rank order number of something. Typically used together with schema:numerator and schema:denominator. eg. refill number 4 out of 10.
recognizingAuthority Organization If applicable, the organization that officially recognizes this entity as part of its endorsed system of medicine.
relevantSpecialty MedicalSpecialty If applicable, a medical specialty in which this entity is relevant.
severity Severity Specifying a severity evaluation of a disease: typically by classification resource or ranking scale: mild, moderate, severe, life threatening or fatal
study MedicalStudy A medical study or trial related to this entity.
totalValue Number Total number of something.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
URL of an image of the item.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.

Instances of AnatomicalStructure may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
anatomicalStructure  or
MedicalProcedure  or
ClinicalFinding  or
Specifying the anatomical structure for a resource
arterialBranch Artery The branches that comprise the arterial structure.
associatedAnatomy MedicalCondition  or
The anatomy of the underlying organ system or structures associated with this entity.
branch Nerve The branches that delineate from the nerve bundle.
comprisedOf AnatomicalSystem Specifying something physically contained by something else. Typically used here for the underlying anatomical structures, such as organs, that comprise the anatomical system.
connectedTo AnatomicalStructure Other anatomical structures to which this structure is connected.
insertion Muscle The place of attachment of a muscle, or what the muscle moves.
origin Muscle The place or point where a muscle arises.
regionDrained LymphaticVessel  or
The anatomical or organ system drained by this vessel; generally refers to a specific part of an organ.
relatedAnatomy SuperficialAnatomy Anatomical systems or structures that relate to the superficial anatomy.
relatedStructure AnatomicalSystem Related anatomical structure(s) that are not part of the system but relate or connect to it, such as vascular bundles associated with an organ system.
sensoryUnit Nerve The neurological pathway extension that inputs and sends information to the brain or spinal cord.
source Artery The anatomical or organ system that the artery originates from.
subStructure AnatomicalStructure Component (sub-)structure(s) that comprise this anatomical structure.
supplyTo Artery The area to which the artery supplies blood.
tributary Vein The anatomical or organ system that the vein flows into; a larger structure that the vein connects to.

More specific Types
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