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HC101: Body Planes

Body Planes

TermDefinition
Bloodborne carried or transmitted by the blood
Communicable Disease an infectious disease transmissible (as from person to person) by direct contact with an affected individual or the individual's discharges or by indirect means
Endemic restricted or peculiar to a locality or region
Epidemic affecting or tending to affect an atypically large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time
Etiology the cause or causes of a disease or abnormal condition
Fissure a natural cleft between body parts or in the substance of an organ
Fistula an abnormal passage that leads from an abscess or hollow organ or part to the body surface or from one hollow organ or part to another and that may be surgically created to permit passage of fluids or secretions
frontal plane body plane which divides the body into front and back parts, a vertical plane running from side to side, also called the coronal plane
Iatrogenic induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures
Illness an unhealthy condition of body or mind
Infection the state produced by the establishment of an infective agent in or on a suitable host
Infectious Disease a disease caused by the entrance into the body of organisms (as bacteria, protozoans, fungi, or viruses) which grow and multiply there
Inflammation a local response to cellular injury that is marked by capillary dilatation, leukocytic infiltration, redness, heat, pain, swelling, and often loss of function
Interstitial situated within but not restricted to or characteristic of a particular organ or tissue
Lesion an abnormal change in structure of an organ or part due to injury or disease
Malaise an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness
median plane sagittal plane which divides the body into equal left and right parts
Midsagittal Plane the median vertical longitudinal plane that divides a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves
Palpation physical examination in medical diagnosis by pressure of the hand or fingers to the surface of the body especially to determine the condition (as of size or consistency) of an underlying part or organ
Pandemic occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population
Remission a state or period during which the symptoms of a disease are abated
sagittal plane body plane which runs lengthwise from front to back and divides the body into left and right parts
Suppuration the formation of, conversion into, or process of discharging pus
Transmissions to pass, transfer, or convey from one person or place to another
transverse plane body plane which divides the body into upper and lower portions, a crosswise plane that runs parallel to the ground, also called the horizontal plane
Created by: kredding