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IODA first

First set of Definitions

anatomy study of shape and structure of the human body
anterior toward the front
distal furthest away from the midline or trunk of body
posterior the back of
arteries large blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart
cancellous bone lightweight bone found inside bones "spongy bones"
compact bone the outer layer of bone needed for strength
osteoblasts cells that form bone
red blood cells cells that contain hemoglobin and carry oxygen through the body
white blood cells cells that help fight disease
buccal region of the head that refers to structures closes to the cheek
fossa hollow grooved or depressed are in a bone
apex the tapered end of each root tip
cementum specialized calcified connective tissue that covers the anatomic root of the tooth
dentin hard portion of root that surrounds the pulp and is covered by enamel on the crown and cementum on the root
exfoliation the shedding of the primary teeth
veins blood vessels that carry blood to the heart
embryology the study of prenatal development
occipital region of the head overlying the occipital bone and covered by the scalp
foramen small round opening of bone
masseter strongest most obvious muscle of mastication
process a prominence or projection on a bone
temperomandibular joint joint on each side of the head that allows movement of the mandible
alveolar socket cavity within the alveolar process that surrounds the root of a tooth
zygomatic region of the head near the cheek bone
Created by: sandyf