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BIO 104 Chapt 1

Anatomic Definitions

The plane that Divides the body into front and back parts. Frontal Plane or Coronal Plane
The term the means situated towards the front of the body. Anterior
The term the means situated towards the back of the body. Posterior
The Cross-horizontal Plane that devides the body into a upper and lower parts Transverse Plane
The line that devides the body into a left and a right side. Median Plane, Midsagittal Plane or Midline.
The term that refers to how close or far from midline. Medial or how close. Lateral or how far away.
The term that decribes the relationship on an extremity away or near the trunk. Proximal nearer to the trunk. Distal farther from the trunk.
Gall Bladder, Liver Right Upper Quadrant
Stomach, Spleen Left Upper Quadrant
Cecum, Appendix Right Lower Quadrant
Colon, small intestine, Inguinal Ligament Left Lower Quadrant
Moving a distal point of an extremity closer to the trunk is called Flexion
The Movement of the body part from a flexed position to the anatomic position. Extention
Movement of an extremity away from midline is called. Abduction
Moving an extremity towards the midline is called. Adduction
The position in which the patient is lying down or leaning back. Recumbent
The position when a body is resting on its back with face upward. supine
The position when the body is lying face and abdomen downward. Prone
The position that is a modification of the supine position with the patients head down and legs up. Trendelenburg's Position
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