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Tortora 11th

Anatomical Position

QuestionAnswer
Head cephalic
Armpit axillary
Arm brachial
Front of elbow antebrachial
Wrist carpal
Palm palmar
Fingers digital or phalageal
Thigh femoral
Anterior surface of knee patellar
Leg crural
Foot pedal
Ankle tarsal
Toes digital or phalangeal
Top of foot dorsum
Base of skull occipital
Neck cervical
Shoulder acromial
Shoulder Blade scapular
Spinal Column vertebral
Back of elbow olecranal
Back dorsal
Between hips sacral
Loin Lumbar
Buttock gluteal
Hollow behind knee popliteal
Calf sural
Sole plantar
Heel calcaneal
Back of hand dorsum
Upper Limb Attaches to the trunk and consist of the shoulder, armpit, forearem, wrist, and hand
Lower Limb Attaches to the trunk and consists of the buttock, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot.
Directional terms words that decribes the position of one body part relative to another.
Regional Names The human body is divided into several major regions that can identified externally. The principal regions are the head, neck, trunk, upper limbs, and lower limbs.
Trunk Chest, abdomen, and pelvis
Head Consists of skull and face
Neck supports the head and attaches it to the trunk
Planes Imaginary flat surfaces that pass through the body parts
Sagittal plane vertical plane that divides the body or organ into right andf left sides
Midsagittal plane or median plane When a plane passes through the midline of the body or organ and divides it into equal right and left sides
Parasagittal plane If the sagittal plane does not pass through the midlline but instead divides the body or organ into unequal right and left sides
Frontal or Coronal plane divides the body or organ into anterior (front) or posterior (back) portions
Transverse plane divides the body or organ inot superior (upper) and inferior (lower) portions.
Oblique plane passes through the body or organ at an angle between the transverse plane and either a sagittal or frontal plane
Body cavities Spaces within the body that help protect, separate, and support internal organs.
Thoracic cavity Chest cavity, pleural cavity, pericardial cavity, mediastinum
Created by: Shaddinger