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PCOM Medical Term

Chapter 2 Study Section 3 & 4 (Targets included)

Abdominal Cavity Space below the chest containing organs such as the liver, stomach, gallbladder, and intestine
Cranial Cavity Space in the head containing the brain and surround by the skull
Diaphragm Muscle separating the abdominal and thoracic
Dorsal (posterior) Pertaining to the back
Peritoneum Double-layered membrane surrounding the abdominal organs
Pleura Double-layered membrane surrounding the lung
Pleural Cavity Space between the pleural membranes and surrounding each lung
Spinal Cavity Space within the spinal column (backbones) and containing the spinal cord.
Thoracic Space in the chest containing the heart lungs bronchial tubes trachea esophagus and other organs
Ventral (anterior) Pertaining to the front
hypochondriac regions Upper right and left regions beneath the ribs
epigastric regions upper middle region above the stomach
lumbar regions middle right and left regions near the waist
umbilical region central region near the navel
inguinal region lower middle region below the umbilical region
cervical C1 to C7
thoracic T1 to T12
lumbar L1 to L5
sacral S1 to S5
coccygeal region of the coccyx (tailbone)
vertebra a single backbone
vertebrae backbones
spinal column bone tissue surrounding the spinal cavity
spinal cord nervous tissue within the spinal cavity
disk (disc) a pad of cartilage between vertebrae
Created by: urbandanzer