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Anatomy Orientation

Orientation Terms for A&P

excretory system Rids the body of nitrogen containing wastes
endocrine system is affected by the removal of the thyroid gland
skeletal system provides support and levers on which the muscular system can act
circulatory system includes the heart, arteries, veins & capillaries
immune system composed of white blood cells, antibodies
digestive system breaks down foodstuffs into small particles that can be absorbed
respiratory system removes carbon dioxide from the blood
circulatory system delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues
muscular system moves the limbs; allows facial expression
reproductive system provides for conception and childbearing
endocrine system controls the body with chemicals called hormones
integumentary system is damaged when you cut your finger or get a severe sunburn
endocrine glands pancreas, pituitary, adrenal glands
urinary system kidneys, bladder, uereters
digestive system esophagus, large intestines, rectum
nervous system brain, nerves, sensory receptors
growth occurs when constructive activities occur at a faster rate than destructive activities
response ability to react to stimuli; a major role of the nervous system
axillary armpit
femoral thigh region
gluteal buttock area
cervical neck region
umbilical belly button area
pelvic genital area
brachial anterior aspect of the upper arm
patellar anterior aspect of knee
inguinal area where trunk meets thigh
lumbar back area from lower ribs to hips
buccal pertaining to the cheek
thoracic cavity cavity that contains the lungs and heart
abdominal cavity cavity that contains the intestines, spleen, pancreas
pelvic lowest anterior body cavity
cranial cavity that contains the brain
spinal cavity that contains the spinal cavity
Created by: jgarrisi
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