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Anatomy in Med. Term

Anterior or Ventral front or in front
Posterior or dorsal back or in back
Cranial and claudal the direction towards either the "head end" or "tail end"
Superior or inferior above or below another
medial and lateral toward the midline/ away from the midline
proximal and distal toward or away from the point of attachment/origin
superficial or external on or near the surface or deap (internal)
supine patient lies on their back
prone patient lies on their stomach
sagittal plane right and left parts
midsagittal plane equal right and left parts
coronal (frontal) plane vertical at right angles to the sagittal plane
transverse or cross section horizontal; divides body into upper and lower parts
dorsal cavity brain and spinal cord
Vental cavity thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities
epigastric region just below sternum
right and left hypochondriac just below ribs
umbilical located around navel
right and left lumbar extend from anterior to posterior
hypogastric public area
right and left iliac also called right and left inguinal areas
orbital cavity eyes, eyeball muscle, optic nerves, and lacrimal (tear) ducts
nasal cavity parts that for the nose
buccal cavity teeth and tongue
Mucous lines structures with connections to the outside.
serous line structures without connections to the outside.
anabolism building up
catabolism breaking down
homeostasis internal balance
Created by: rrweber08