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AP MOD. I-Intro

Intro to structure and function of body

TermDefinition
chemical level atoms and molecules
cells smallest structural units
tissues organizations of similar cells
organs organizations of different types of tissues
systems organizations of many different kinds of organs
anatomical position refrence position of the body
superior toward the head, upper, above
anterior in front of (ventral)
medial toward the midline
proximal toward or nearest the trunk
superficial nearer the body surface
inferior toward teh feet, lower, below
posterior in back of (dorsal)
lateral away from the midline
distal away from or farthest from the trunk
deep farther away from the body surface
sagittal plane divides body into right and left sections
midsagittal plane divides the body into two equal halves
frontal plane (coronal)-divides body into anterior and posterior sections
transverse plane divides body into upper and lower sections
thoracic cavity chest cavity
abdominopelvic cavity includes abdominal and pelvic cavities
abdominal cavity lower cavity-contains stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines
cranial cavity contains the brain
spinal cavity contains the spinal cord
pelvic cavity contains reproductive organs, bladder, lowest part of intestines
dorsal cavity contains cranial and spinal cavities
axial region head, neck, torso
appendicular region upper and lower extremities (limbs)
homeostasis relative constancy of the internal environment
Created by: ddoyon