As defined in Wikipedia, a hand (med./lat.: manus, pl. manūs) is a prehensile, multi-fingered extremity located at the end of an arm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs.
Hands are the chief organs for physically manipulating the environment, used for both gross motor skills (such as grasping a large object) and fine motor skills (such as picking up a small pebble). The fingertips contain some of the densest areas of nerve endings on the body, are the richest source of tactile feedback, and have the greatest positioning capability of the body; thus the sense of touch is intimately associated with hands. Like other paired organs (eyes, feet, legs), each hand is dominantly controlled by the opposing brain hemisphere, so that handedness, or the preferred hand choice for single-handed activities such as writing with a pen, reflects individual brain functioning.
The human hand consists of a broad palm (metacarpus) with 5 digits, attached to the forearm by a joint called the wrist (carpus). The back of the hand is formally called the opisthenar.
The digits of the human hand
The four fingers on the hand are used for the outermost performance; these four digits can be folded over the palm which allows the grasping of objects. Each finger, starting with the one closest to the thumb, has a colloquial name to distinguish it from the others:
- index finger, pointer finger, or forefinger
- middle finger or long finger
- ring finger
- little finger, pinky finger, or small finger
The thumb (connected to the trapezium) is located on one of the sides, parallel to the arm. The thumb can be easily rotated 90° on a level perpendicular to the palm, unlike the other fingers which can only be rotated approximately 45°. A reliable way of identifying true hands is from the presence of opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs are identified by the ability to be brought opposite to the fingers, a muscle action known as opposition.
Illustration depicting the bones of the human hand
The human hand has 27 bones: the carpus or wrist accounts for 8; the metacarpals or palm contains five; the remaining fourteen are digital bones; fingers and thumb
The eight bones of the wrist are arranged in two rows of four. These bones fit into a shallow socket formed by the bones of the forearm. The bones of proximal row are (from lateral to medial): scaphoid, lunate, triquetral and pisiform. The bones of the distal row are (from lateral to medial): trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and hamate. An easy way to remember them all is with the mnemonic, "She Looks Too Pretty, Try To Catch Her" or "Some Lovers Try Positions That They Can't Handle". Or the following could also be used: "Never Lower Tillys Panties Grandmother Might Come Home" for navicular, lunate, triquetral and pisiform. The bones of the distal row are (from lateral to medial): greater multangular, lesser multangular, capitate and hamate.
The palm has five bones known as metacarpal bones, one to each of the 5 digits. These metacarpals have a head, a shaft, and a base.
Human hands contain fourteen digital bones, also called phalanges, or phalanx bones: two in the thumb (the thumb has no middle phalanx) and three in each of the four fingers. These are the distal phalanx, carrying the nail, the middle phalanx, and the proximal phalanx.
Sesamoid bones are small ossified nodes embedded in the tendons to provide extra leverage and reduce pressure on the underlying tissue. Many exist around the palm at the bases of the digits; the exact number varies between different people.
Muscles and other structures of wrist and palm
The muscles acting on the hand can be subdivided into two groups: the extrinsic and intrinsic muscle groups. The extrinsic muscle groups are the long flexors and extensors. They are called extrinsic because the muscle belly is located on the forearm.
The exercise above in delving deep into what makes up the hand is for us all to appreciate the complex work of the Designer of the Hands. What it is and what it is capable of. But the more pressing issue besides the intricacies of the hands is the SHEER ESQUISITE BEAUTY OF ITS DESIGN and FUNCTION.
The hands are that structural part of our body that is So! So! Beautiful in its design that it’s Beauty in a Classical sense is reserved for Majesty. A Beautiful and Attractive hand is a most majestic of instruments in the world of communication in all its realms. Hands So Beautiful and inviting are the stuff of which irrevocable human contracts are relied upon. An analysis of a Hand Shake is an analysis of that most powerful of symbols of human communication. The sincerity of a Hand Shake is a tactile feeling of communication that reassures based on the nature of the feelings communicated during the action itself. Is it Warm, Smooth, Soft, Firm, Weak, Awkward or something else? Being that the Hand area is among the most densely populated area of nerves that relay information to the brain, it is no doubt that shaking of hands can be relied upon for determining sincerity in communication and the greater the smoothness and the feel during this process of interaction goes a long way in determining how you are perceived.
Having Beautiful, Clear, Soft, Smooth Hands helps give you an advantage in perception during this most important process of communication.
The act of Sex on the other hand is and act dominated by feelings, touch, contact and the ultimate pleasure of it all. The external beauty of hands and their importance in the human experience cannot be underestimated. But the value of the hands in the most pleasurable act between humans, Sex, is uncompromisingly magnanimous.
The pleasures of the feelings of touch are most rousingly provided by the Beauty, the Softness, the Smoothness and the Caress of the hands. That is why taking care of your hands is essentially as basic in importance as taking care of anything else, as all of human activity is geared towards the experience and act of Sex. There are very few things that important. Understanding this and armed with the knowledge of how important your hands are to you, your ability to communicate effectively and its most absolute relevance in the most important act of your existence, the abject necessity of having Beautiful hands become ever more stark and real. Ensuring you have beautiful hands begin with the use of High Quality Formulary Products such as the BEAUTY CLASSICS® Pharmacist Formulary Clear Skin ProductHands Galore Sculpturex™ for the Softest, Smoothest and Most Beautiful Hands you can achieve.