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MD Terminology 3rd e

Body Structure (Chpt. 3)

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abdominal cavity Body space between the abdominal walls, above the pelvis, and below the diaphragm
blood system body system that includes blood and all its component parts.
cardiovascular system body system that includes the heart and blood vessels; circulatory system
cell smallest unit of a living structure
connective tissue fibrous substance that forms the body's supportive framework.
cranial cavity space in the head that contains the brain.
diaphragm muscle that divides the abdominal and thoracic cavities
digestive system body system that includes all organs of digestion and waste excretion, from the mouth to the anus
dorsal cavity main cavity on the back side of the body containing the cranial and spinal cavities
endocrine system body system that includes glands which secrete hormones to regulate certain body functions.
epithelial tissue tissue that covers or lines the body or its parts
integumentary system body system that includes skin, hair, and nails.
lymphatic and immune system body system that includes the lymph, glands of the lymphatic system, lymphatic vessels, and the specific and nonspecific defenses of the immune system
muscle tissue tissue that is able to contract and relax
musculoskeletal system body system that includes muscles, bones, and cartilage
nervous system body system that includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves and controls most body functions by sending and receiving messages
organ group of specialized tissue that performs a specific function
pelvic cavity body space below the abdominal cavity that includes the reproductive organs
reproductive system either the male or female body system that controls reproduction
respiratory system body system that includes the lungs and airways and performs breathing
sensory system body system that includes the eyes and ears and parts of the other systems involved in the reactions of the five senses.
spinal cavity body space that contains the spinal cord
system any group of organs and ancillary parts that work together to perform a major body function
thoracic cavity body space above the abdominal cavity that contains the heart, lungs, and major blood vessels
tissue any group of cells that work together to perform a single function
urinary system body system that includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra and helps maintain homeostasis by removing fluid and dissolved waste
ventral cavity major cavity in the front of the body containing the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities
nervous tissue specialized tissue that forms nerve cells and is capable of transmitting messages.
anterior at or toward the front
coronal plane imaginary line that divides the body into anterior and posterior positions
cross-sectional plane imaginary line that intersects the body horizontally
deep away from the surface (of the body)
distal away from the point of attachment to the trunk
dorsal at or toward the back of the body
epigastric region area of the body immediately above the stomach
frontal plane imaginary line that divides the body into anterior and posterior positions
hypochondriac regions Left and right regions of the body just below the cartilage of the ribs and immediately above the abdomen
hypogastric region area of the body just below the umbilical region
iliac regions left and right regions of the body near the upper portion of the hip bone.
inferior below another body structure
inguinal regions left and right regions of the body near the upper portion of the hip bone
lateral to the side
lateral plane imaginary line that divides the body perpendicularly to the medial plane
left lower quadrant (LLQ) Quadrant on the lower left anterior side of the patient's body
Left upper quadrant (LUQ) Quadrant on the upper left anterior side of the patient's body
lumbar regions left and right regions of the body near the abdomen
medial at or near the middle (of the body)
medial plane imaginary line that divides the body into equal left and right halves.
midsagittal plane imaginary line that divides the body into equal left and right halves
posterior at or toward the back side (of the body)
prone lying on the stomach face down
proximal at or near the point of attachment to the trunk
right lower quadrant (RLQ) Quadrant on the lower right anterior side of the patient's body
Right upper quadrant (RUQ) Quadrant on the upper right anterior side of the patient's body
sagittal plane imaginary line that divides the body into right and left portions
superficial at or near the surface (of the body)
superior above another body structure
supine lying on the spine facing upward
transverse plane imaginary line that intersects the body horizontally
umbilical region area of the body surrounding the umbilicus
ventral at or toward the front (of the body)
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