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68WM6 Intro A&P

68WM6 10-10 Microbiology terms

Antecubital space in front of the elbow
Atrophy wasting away of tissue decrease in size of a part sometimes referred to as disuse atrophy
Axillary armpit
Buccal inside of the cheek
Cavities hollow place
Cephalic the head
Cervical the neck
Dorsal the back
Femoral the thigh
Inguinal the groin
Lumbar lower back - lower spine
Pedal the foot
Popliteal behind the knee
Directional Terms describe relative positions and relations of body parts
Anterior pertaining to the front
Deep farther away from the body's surface
Distal further from a point of attachment opposite of proximal
Inferior situated below something else pertaining to the lower surface of a part
Lateral pertaining to the side
Medial toward or near the midline
Posterior toward the back the opposite of anterior
Proximal closer to the point of attachment opposite of distal.
Superficial near the body surface
Superior structure higher than another structure
Planes or Body Sections study individual organs body subdivided smaller segments
Sagittal a plane that divides a structure into right and left portions
Frontal a plane that divides a structure into anterior and posterior portions
Transverse a plane that divides a structure into superior and inferior portions
Anatomy structure of body
Physiology Study of Function
Anatomical Position Standing erect Face forward Arms at the sides Palms forward
Prone Position body lying in a horizontal position facing downward
Supine Position body lying in a horizontal position facing upward
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