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Medical Term Set 1

Dorsal Back side
Ventral Front side
Anterior In front
Posterior Behind
Medial In the middle
Lateral Side
Superior Above
Inferior Below
Cranial cavity Head area
Vertebral Cavity Spine area
Thoracic Cavity Chest area
Abdominal Cavity Stomach area
Pelvic Cavity Hip area
Prone Facing up
Supine Facing down
Frontal Plane Divides front from back
Sagittal Plane Divides left from right
Transverse Plane Divides top from bottom
Superficial Near the surface
Cell Building block of life
Tissue Group of cells teamed together
Organ Group of tissues teamed together
Organ System Group of organs teamed together
Nervous System Controls body and all other systems
Respiratory System Responsible for intake of oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide
Cardiovascular System Circulates materials to all cells in the body
Immune System Protects the body from disease and infection
Endocrine System Controls the production of chemicals that coordinate body growth/development
Reproductive System Creates offspring
Musculoskeletal System Provides shape, support and allows movement
Digestive System Responsible for converting food/drink into energy useable by cells
Bi- 2
Mono- 1
Hemi- half
Deci- one tenth
Centi- one hundreth
Mili- one thousandth
Created by: olechowskij