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Body Compass

Southeastern Institute A&P I 1. Body Compass

Anatomy Study of the structures of the body
Physiology Study of how the body & its parts function in normal processes
Homeostasis Internal environment within a limited range
Metabolism Total of all physical & chemical processes
Anatomical Position Standing with palms facing forward
Mid-sagittal Divides left & right sides in half
Frontal (coronal) Divides anterior from posterior
Transverse Divides superior from inferior
Dorsal Posterior body, cranial & vertebral
Ventral Anterior body, thoracic & abdominopelvic
Anterior Front
Posterior Back
Superior Towards the head
Inferior Towards feet
Medial Towards midline
Lateral Away from midline
Proximal Nearer a point of reference
Distal Further from point of reference
Peripheral Outside surface
Buccal Cheek
Cervical Neck
Cephalic Head end
Mental Chin
Nuchal Posterior neck
Nasal Nose
Occipital Posterior & inferior head
Oral Mouth
Orbital Eye
Otic Ear
Brachial Upper arm
Antebrachial Lower arm
Cubital Elbow
Antecubital Crease at elbow
Axillary Armpit
Pollex Thumb
Abdominal Anterior trunk between thorax and pelvic
Costal Ribs
Pelvic Inferior of abdominopelvic cavity
Thoracic Between neck & diaphragm
Coccygeal Bottom of spine
Calcaneal Heel
Sural Calf
Coxal Hip
Crural Leg
Dorsum Top of foot
Femoral Thigh
Hallux Big toe
Patellar Knee
Pedal Foot
Plantar Bottom of foot
Popliteal Back of knee
Tarsal Ankle
Created by: cmcracken



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