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Mod. 1 A&P Vocabulary

afferent conducting toward a structure
anatomic position body upright, facing forward, palms out
anatomy study of the structure of the body
anterior front surface, or in front of
apex tip or summit
caudal toward the tail or lower end of the spine
disease any change in the body that upsets its normal function/structure
distal away from the origin of a structure
dorsal nearer to the back
efferent conducting away from a structure
etiology study of the cause of disease
homeostasis the body in a well state, maintained by negative feedback
inferior below or lower
lateral toward the side
medial near the midline of the body
metabolism all the chemical reactions needed to sustain life
pathology study of disease
physiology study of the function of the body
posterior back surface, or in back of
prone lying on the stomach
proximal near the origin of a structure
superficial near the surface, opposite of deep
superior above or higher
supine lying on the back
ventral toward the belly, or front surface
Created by: ms_ragland