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Glossary of Anatomy terms Ch 1

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the front
Anterior
belly side
Ventral
the back/behind
Posterior
the back (belly side)
Dorsal
Toward the head
Cranial
Above/ Higer level
Superior
Toward tail
Caudal
Below/ at lower level
Inferior
Toward midline
Medial
Away from midline
Lateral
Toward/nearer to attached base
Proximal
Away/farther to attached base
Distal
at/near/close to body surface
superficial
toward interior of the body/farther from surface
Deep
Seperates right and left portions
Sagittal
divides body in half (passes through midline)
midsagittal
seperates anterior and posterior
Frontal/Coronal
contains organs of respitory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems
Ventral body cavity
Surrounds lungs
Pleural Cavity
Seperates pleural cavities
Mediastinum
Surrounds heart
Pericardial cavity
Contains digestive glands and organs
Abdominal cavity
Contains urinary, reproductive, and last parts of digestive organs
pelvic cavity
Cavity in anterior portion of stomach area
peritoneal cavity
Large cavity containing pleural and pericardial cavities
Thoracic cavity

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