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Vet Anatomical terms

vet asst. program

ventral towards the belly
dorsal towards the back
cranial towards the head
caudal towards the tail
rostral towards the nose
proximal nearest to the midline
distal farthest from the midline
palmer caudal surface of the fore paw including the carpus
plantar caudal surface of the hind paw including the tarsus
anterior front of body
posterior rear of the body
superior uppermost, above or toward the head
inferior lowest, below or toward the tail
superficial near the surface
deep away from the surface
median plane divides the body longitudinally into symmetrical right and left halves
medial closer to the middle of the animal
lateral to the sides of the animal
ventral towards or near the belly or lower most surface of the body
what is the parietal membrane the serous membrane that lines the boundaries or sides of the cavity
what is the visceral membrane the serous membrane that covers all the organs within the cavity
What organs are in the thoracic cavity heart and lungs
What organs are in the cranial cavity brain
What organs are in the spinal cavity spinal cord
what organs are in the abdominal cavity the major organs of the digestive system
what organs are in the pelvic cavity the reproductive and some excretory organs
what is the pleura a membranous sac encasing each lung
Name the four body planes Midsagittal, sagittal, dorsal, transverse
what does the midsagittal plane divide divides the body into equal right and left halves
what does the sagittal plane divide divides the body into unequal right and left parts
What does the dorsal plane divide divides the body into dorsal (back) and ventral (belly) parts
what does the transverse plane divide divides the body into cranial and caudal parts
what is anatomy the study of body structure
what is physiology the study of body function
what is pathology the study of nature, causes and development of abnormal conditions
what is histology the study of tissue
what is lingual toward the tounge
what is buccal toward the cheek
what is the occlusal surface chewing teeth surface
what is the labial surface tooth surface facing the lips
what does the diaphragm separate thoracic and abdominal cavities
what is the medical term for lying down recumbent
what are the three recumbent positions dorsal, ventral and lateral
what is adduction to move toward the midline
what is abduction to move away from the midline
what is flexion bending a joint
what is extension straitening a joint
what are the four types of body tissues epithelial, connective, muscle, nervous
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