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Vet Tech Review Two

Intro to Planes and Body Cavities.

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Anatomy The study of the form and structure of an animals body and its parts.
Physiology The study of the functions of the animal body and its parts.
Microscopic Anatomy Structures so small you need a microscope to see them.
Macroscopic Anatomy Structures large enough to be seen with the naked eye.
"Gross Anatomy" Organs, muscles, and bones.
Submicroscopic cell structures, DNA, and chemical molecules.
Regional Anatomy Method of studying anatomy that examines all the component structures that make up each region of the body.
Systemic Anatomy Method of studying anatomy that examines each system of the body as a separate topic.
Plane Imaginary lines that dissect a body into pieces that can then be identified.
Sagittal Plane Un-equal plane that divides the body into left and right.
Median Plane Special kind of Sagittal plane that divides the body into equal left and right sides.
Transverse Plane A plane that divides the body into Cranial and Caudal Parts that arent necessary equal.
Dorsal Plane Divides the body into the Dorsal and Ventral parts that arent necessary equal.
Bilateral Symmetry Concept that the left and right halves of an animals body are mirror images of each other.
Dorsal Cavity Divided into the Cranial and Spinal Cavity.
Ventral Cavity Contains the Cranial Thoracic Cavity and the Caudal Abdominal Cavity.
Cranial Thoracic Cavity Contains the heart, lungs, Major Blood Vessels, and upper part of the GI tract.
Visceral Pleura Covers the organs.
Parietal Pleura Covers the ENTIRE cavity.
Pleural Fluid Fluid between to layers to ensure easy gliding during respiration.
Pleurisy A condition where the Pleural Layers become inflamed and they rub together causing friction and much pain.
Where are the Digestive, reproductive, and urinary organs located? Caudal Abdominal Cavity.
what are Peritoneum Layers? Thin membranes that cover the protects the abdomen.
What are Visceral and Parietal layers? Protective layers in the Abdomen.
Peritonitis Inflammation of the Peritoneum Layer.
Created by: Ruvie