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A & P Lesson 1.1

TermDefinition
Abdominal Cavity Space bounded by the abdominal walls, the diaphragm, and the pelvis
Abdominopelvic Cavity Continuous internal opening that includes the abdominal and pelvic cavities
Anatomical Position Erect standing position with arms at the sides and palms facing forward
Anatomy The study of the form or structure of living things, including plants, animals, and humans
Anterior (Ventral) Body Cavity Continuous internal opening that includes the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities
Cranial Cavity Opening inside the skull that holds the brain
Frontal Plane An invisible, vertical flat surface that divides the body into front and back halves
Metric System International system of measurement that is used in all fields of science.
Middle Ear Cavities Openings in the skull that serve as chambers for transmitting and amplifying sound
Nasal Cavity Opening within the nose
Oral Cavity Opening within the mouth
Pelvic Cavity Internal opening that holds the reproductive and excretory organs.
Physiology The study of how living things function or work.
Posterior (Dorsal) Body Cavity Continuous internal opening located near the back of the body that includes the cranial and spinal cavities
Sagittal Plane An invisible, vertical flat surface that divides the body into right and left halves
Spinal Cavity The internal opening that houses the spinal cord
Thoracic Cavity The internal opening that houses the heart and lungs
Transverse Plane An invisible, horizontal flat surface that divides the body into top and bottom halves
Created by: Andrearoberts