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Intro Anat Act

Introduction to Anatomy Activities

What is the definition of Anatomy? The structure and relationships between body parts
Function follows Form
What is the definition of Physiology? The science of how body parts come together to function
What is homeostasis? The balance in body systems working properly
What do Directional Terms do? Describe where one body part is in relation to another
What is Anatomical Position? The position of the body from the front with palms facing forward
What does the Sagittal or Medial Plane do? Divides the body into two sides: left and right
Where is the Parasagittal Plane? Parallel to and off to one side of the Sagittal Plane
What does the Coronal Plane do? Splits everything vertically front and back
What does the Transverse Plane do? Divides the body into top and bottom
What are Appendicular Parts? Arms and legs
What does the Median Plane do? Divides the body into two parts: left and right
Ventral refers to The front of the body
Dorsal refers to The back of the body
Cranial is towards which area of the body Top
Caudial is towards which area of the body Bottom
Lateral refers to structures that are where relative to the midline? Farther away from
Proximal is where relative to the trunk? Towards
Inferior is towards the Bottom
Posterior refers to what area of the body? Back
Distal refers to being where relative to the trunk? Farther from
Created by: Lhaynes