Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
This latest version of international anatomic nomenclature, approved in August 1997 at São Paulo, Brazil, is the product of almost a decade of research and debate by a committee of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA). Basically a revision of the sixth edition of Nomina Anatomica (NA), the system features enough innovations to justify the change of name. Of its 7500 terms, some 1000 are new; many of these have been in unofficial use for years. About 10% of the terms that appeared in NA have been either altered or rejected.
AnatomyTerminologia Anatomica: International Anatomical Terminology. JAMA. 2000;283(11):1485-1486. doi:10.1001/jama.283.11.1485