Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

A+P Midterm Exam

Midterm Exam Prep. Chapter 1: Introduction to the human body.

What branch of science studies the structure or morphology of the body? Anatomy.
What is the branch of science that describes how the body works or functions? Physiology.
How is the body organized? The body is organized from the very simple to the complex.
List the body's levels of organization in order. Atoms, large molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organs systems, organism.
What does the Endocrine system do? Horomones/biochemical control.
What does the Circulatory system do? Transports blood and nutrients.
What does the Lymphatic system do? Immunity.
Define Homeostasis. Homeostasis is the body's ability to maintain a stable internal environment.
Define Anatomical position? Anatomical position refers to a person standing erect with face forward, upper limbs hanging to the sides, and palms of the hands facing forward.
Superior and inferior mean? (You cannot use these on arms and legs) Superior = above Inferior = below
Distal and proximal mean? (You can ONLY use these on the arms and legs.) Distal means away from the point of attachment. Proximal means closer to the point of attachment.
What does anterior and posterior mean? Anterior = front Posterior = back
What does lateral and medial mean? Lateral = side. Medial = middle.
What does ventral and dorsal mean? Vental = front. Dorsal = back
What does superficial and deep mean? Superficial = Surface. Deep = Deep
What plane divides the body into right and left portions? Sagittal plane.
Which plane divides the body into anterior and posterior portions. Frontal plane (AKA coronal plane)
Which plane divides the body horizontally creating a upper and lower body. Transverse plane.
What are Viscera. ORGANS.
Define cavities. Large internal spaces.
What are the two main cavities of te body? Dorsal and ventral.
What two cavaties divide the dorsal cavity. Cranial cavity and the vertebral cavity.
What two divisions are in the ventral cavity. The thoracic and abdominopelvic cavity.
What organs are contained in the the thoracic cavity. Heart and lungs.
What organs are contained in the Abdominal cavity? Stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen and kidneys.
What organs are contained in the pelvic cavity? Rectum, urinary bladder, and reproductive organs.
Created by: Nikki51