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Glossary of Bio2401-1B

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anatomical position
body erect
feet slightly apart
palms facing forward

Two major divisions of the body
axial
appendicular


axial
head, neck, and trunk
appendicular
limbs and their attachments to the axis
planes
flat surface section made through the body wall or through and organ
sagittal plane
divides the body into right/left parts
frontal plane
divides body into anterior/posterior
transverse plane
runs horizontally dividing body into superior/inferior
ventral
pertaining to front or anterior of any part
dorsal
pertaining to the back side or posterior of any part
anterior
posterior
front
back
medial
lateral
toward the midline
away from midline
proximal
distal
nearer the trunk or attached end
farther from trunk or point of attachment
Definition:
superior subdivision, surrounded by the ribs and muscles of the chest
thoracic cavity
Definition:
a dome-shaped muscle import in breathing
abdominopelvic cavity
Definition:
superion portion of abdominopelvic cavity, contains stomach, intestines, spleen, liver
abdominal cavity
Definition:
inferior part of abdominopelvic cavity, contains urinary bladder, some reproductive organs and rectum
pelvic cavity

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