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Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology

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Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology

The Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology (FICAT) is a group of experts who review, analyze and discuss the terms of the IFAA), and was originally known as the Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology (FCAT).

Origins and history

This Committee was created in 1989, at XIII International Congress of Anatomists, held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and followed the old International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee (IANC).

The professionals involved are renowned professors and researchers with knowledge of medical terminology.

They hold periodic meetings in different countries on a rotating basis, where they try morphological terminology: anatomical, histological and embryology of the human being.

The results of this committee were published in 1998 in the anatomical area and in 2008 in histological area. It is currently working in the embryologist area.

Objectives and scope

To study the problem of morphological terms and their possible solutions.

The aim is to achieve a common scientific language that allows for international integration in these fields.

These impact research, teaching and medical care worldwide.

To facilitate scientific exchange and progress in the various medical specialties.

See also


External links

  • Official Web IFAA
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