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Week 1 Review

Review words for week 1 Ouiz

RUQ landmark that is closest to the liver
pathophysiology the science of the study of how the body functions
metabolism sum of all chemical processes
mediastinum body cavity that contains the heart and great vessels
positive feedback continually reinforces a change until a normal condition is achieved
cellular level smallest living unit of the body
differentiated specialized cells
CT scan X-rays that visualizes the body in small slices
cephalic pertaining to the head
endocrinology a body system that deals with hormones and glands
MRI diagnostic test uses high-energy magnetic technology
physiology the study of the function of the body
plantar referring to the bottom of the foot
scapular referring to the shoulder blades
gross anatomy process of examining the body without using a microscope
homeostasis state of balance or disease free state
dorsal cavity contains the brain and spinal column
negative feedback reverses a change in a controlled condition
occiputal pertaining to the back of the head and above the neck area
epithelial tissue that covers all body surfaces, hollow organs, and forms glands
catabolism process in which large substances are broken down to simpler ones
ventral cavity contains the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities
anabolism building up of more complex substances from simpler ones
LLQ the abdominal quadrant that is often implicated in diverticulitis
sagittal plane dividing the body into right and left portions
popliteal the area behind the knee; often called a fossa
central pertaining to the middle; not peripheral
anterior the front of the body or ventral
distal the point closest to the toes and/or fingers
proximal the point closest to the shoulder or hip
inferior referring to the lower portion of a structure
coronal frontal view which divides the body into front and back portions
antecubital the fossa located in front of the elbow
posterior referring to the back or dorsal aspect of the body
anomalies heterochromia, port wine stain, supernumerary nipple, and Mongolian spots
Created by: Frannkie