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A&P week one notes


Organizations of living systems 1)Chemical level 2)Cell 3)Tissue 4)Organ 5)Organ system 6)Organism
Chemical level Atoms, molecules and the chemical bonds between atoms provide the framework upon which all living activity is based
Cell The smallest unit of life
Tissue Group of similar cells performing a common function
Organ A group of different kinds of tissue working together to accomplish a particular activity
Organ system Two or more organs working together to accomplish a particular task
Organism A system possessing the characteristics of living things
Dorsal cavity The back side side of the body; it contains the cranial cavity (brain), spinal cavity(spine)
Ventral cavity The front side of the body contains the thoracic cavity which contains the heart, lungs, trachea, and esophagus. Abdominal cavity contains the liver, stomach, intestines, appendix, spleen, kidneys, pancreas and gall bladder.
LUQ (left upper quadrant) Stomach, esophagus, spleen, part of the pancreas and one kidney
RUQ (right upper quadrant) liver, gall bladder, one kidney and part of the pancreas
RLQ (right lower quadrant) Appendix, large and small intestines ant the right ureter
LLQ (left lower quadrant) large and small intestines and left ureter
Quadrants are referred to from the patients left/right from the posterior
Created by: blood guy