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A&P L1 Terms

key terms for lesson 1

abdominal quadrants An approach to the geography of the abdominopelvic region most commonly used in a clinical setting, dividing the abdomen into four quarters
abdominopelvic cavity The diaphragm divides the ventral body cavity into two parts
adhesion molecules Allow the cells of a tissue to recognize one another and stick together
Adipocytes Fat cells derived from fibroblasts- The interior of each adipocyte is dominated by a droplet of fat
adipose tissue Specialized tissue for the storage of fat
ADP An energy-depleted form of ATP
anatomical position The subject or patient is erect, facing the viewer, with feet pointed ahead, arms at the sides, and the palms of the hands turned forward
appendicular region One of the fundamental regions of the body, consisting of the limbs or extremities
ATP Within the mitochondria, the energy from the oxidation of foodstuffs is applied to the synthesis of ATP, the general chemical energy source for energy-requiring cellular processes
axial region One of the fundamental regions of the body, consisting of the head, neck, and trunk
Bilayer Double layer
blood plasma A fluid component containing salts; some organic solutes; dissolved gases and proteins
body cavities Body cavities are hollow spaces within the body that contain internal organs- dorsal (includes cranial cavity and spinal canal), ventral (includes thoracic cavity and abdominopelvic cavity), and scrotal (present in males only)
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