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Sasha Valdez

Anatomy Weeks 1-5

What is the definition of anatomy? The study of body structure.
What are the three basic reference planes? The sagittal plane, the coronal plane, & the transverse plane.
What organ is not found in the ventral body cavity? The spinal cord.
What is an acid? What is a base? An acid is a chemical substance that donates protons or hydrogen & is usually referred to as a sour taste; whereas a base is a chemical substance that donates electrons, accepts protons, & releases hydroxide ions.
A polar molecule is? Must be ionic & can form a hydrogen bond.
98% of the body is made up of what? The body is 98% made up of: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, & nitrogen.
What are three main parts of a cell? The nucleus, the cell membrane, & the cytoplasm.
The outer part of a human cell is? The plasma membrane.
What is the major function of the cell membrane? To control what enters & leaves the cell.
What are the two major types of categories for body membranes? Two types: connective & epithelial.
Two main layers of the skin? Two main layers: the dermis & the epidermis.
What is adipose tissue and its function? Adipose tissue is storage tissue, stores energy in the form of fat. It is loose connective tissue.
What is the difference between the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton? Axial is a vertical axis and consists of the bones of the head, neck, back, & chest whereas appendicular includes bones of the upper and lower limbs.
What are three parts of a long bone? The diaphysis, the epiphysis, & the juncture between the two called the metaphysis.
Where can fibrocartilage be found? Fibrocartilage can be found in the symphysis pubis.
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