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Medical Terminology


Cells the structural units that form all body tissues.
Lipids fats.
Ribosomes process genetic instructions.
Simple cuboidal cells cube shaped.
Connective tissue acts to connect and support other body tissues.
Nervous tissue comprises the brain, spinal cord, and nerves for the entire body; composed of cells called neurons.
Muscle tissue composed of cells called contractile fibers.
Organs two or more types of tissue that perform specialized functions.
Anatomical position standing upright w/the toes and the palms facing forward.
Midline an imaginary line that runs from the head to the feet and divides the body into right and left halves.
Frontal plane the plane that divides the body into front and back portions;; also known as the coronal plane.
Transverse plane the plane that divides the body into upper and lower portions; also known as the horizontal plane.
Dorsal cavity the cavity that is located on the posterior or back part of the body.
Cranial cavity the cavity that contains the brain.
Ventral cavity the cavity that is located on the anterior or front side of the body.
Thoracic cavity the cavity that contains the lungs, heart, great vessels, trachea, and thymus.
Created by: cindymiller