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Med term 2


abdomen space below the chest
abdominal cavity abdomen lies between the diaphragm and the pelvis
anterior located in the front of the body
bronchial tubes that carry air from the windpipe to the lungs
bronchoscopy visual examination of bronchial tubes
cartilage flexible, fibrous connective tissue
cervical pertaining to the neck of the body
circulatory system organs that carry blood throughtout the body
coccygeal pertaining to the tailbone
coccyx tailbone
cranial cavity space surrounding by the skull and conataing the brain and other organs
craniotomy incision of the skull
diaphragm muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen
digestive system organs that bring food into the body
disk (disc) pad of cartilage that is between each backbone
endocrine system endocrine glands (organs that produce hormones)
epithelial pertaining to the skin
esophageal pertaining to the esophagus
esophagus tube leading from the throat to the stomach
female reproductive system organs that produce and transport egg cells
frontal plane an up-and-down plane that divides the body
hepatitis inflammation of the liver
hypochondriac pertaining to lateral regions of the upper abdomen beneath the lower ribs
laparoscopy visual examination of the abdomen
laparotomy incision of the abdomen
laryngeal pertaining to the larynx
laryngetomy removal of the larynx
larynx voice box; located at the top of the trachea and containing vocal cords
lateral pertaining to the sides
lumbar pertainin gto the lions
lymphocyte white blood cell that is found within lymph
mediastinal pertaining to the mediastinum
mediastinum space between the lungs in the chest
musculoskeletal system organs that support the body and allow it to move
nervous system organs that transmit electrical messages throughout the body
ovary one of the two organs in female abdomen that produces egg cells and female hormones
pelvic cavity space contained within the hip bones and the lower part of the backbones
pelvis lower part of the trunk of the body
peritoneal pertaining to the peritoneum
peritoneum membrane that surrounds bone
pharyngeal pertaining to the pharynx
pharynx organs behind the mouth that receives swallowed food and delivers it to the trachea
pituitary gland organ at the base of the brain that secrets hormones
pleura double memebrane that surrounds the lungs
pleuritis inflammation of the pleura
posterior located in the back portion of a structure or of the body
respiratory system organs that control breathing, allowing air to enter and leave the body
sarcal pertaining to the sacrum
sacrum triangular bone in the lower bone, below the lumbar bones and formed by five fused bones
sagittal plane an imaginary plane that divides an organ or the body into right and left protions
spinal cavity space in the back that conatins the spinal cord and is surrounded by backbones
spinal column backbones; vertebrae
spinal cord bundle of nerves that extends from the brain down the back
thoracic cavity space above the abdomen that contains the heart, lungs, and other organs
thoracotomy incision of the chest
trachea tube that carries air from the throat to the bronchial tubes; the windpipe
trachotomy openeing of the trachea to the outside of the body
transverse plane imaginary plane that divides an organ or the body into an upper and lower portions
ureter one of two tubes that lead from the kidney to the urinary bladder
urethra tube that carries urine from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body
urinary system organs that produce and send urine out of the body
uterus muscular organ in a female that holds and provides nourishment for developing fetus
vertebra a backbone
vertebrae backbones
vertebral pertainign to a backbone
Created by: amna22