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Buccal
Pertaining to the mouth and the inner lining of the cheeks
Pericardial
pertaining to the pericardium
Peripheral
pertaining to parts located near the surface or toward the outside
Peritoneal
pertaining to the peritoneum
Popliteal
pertaining to the region behind the knee
Abdomen
Portion of the body between the diaphragm and the pelvis
Diaphragm
A sheetlike structure largely composed of skeletal muscle and connective tissue that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities
Costal
pertaining to the ribs
Metabolism
All the chemical reactions in cells that use or release energy
Proximal
closer to the midline or origin; opposite of distal
Reproduction
offspring formation
Sagittal
A plane or section that divides a structure into right and left portions
Anatomy
branch of science dealing with the form and structure of body parts
Inferior
situated below something else; pertaining to the lower surface of a part
Pericardium
serous membrane that surrounds the heart
Sternal
pertaining to the sternum
Hydrostatic pressure
pressure exerted by fluids, such as blood pressure
Peritoneal cavity
the potential space between the parietal and visceral peritoneal membranes
Superficial
near the surface
Hypochondriac region
the portion of the abdomen on either side of the middle or epigastric region
Dorsum
pertaining to the back surface of a body part
Hypogastric region
the lower middle portion of the abdomen
Digital
pertaining to the finger
Organism
an individual living thing
Physiology
the branch of science that studies body functions
Superior
pertaining to the structure that is higher than another structure
System
a group of organs that act together to carry on a specialized function
Tarsus
the ankle bone
Atom
smallest particle of an element that has the properties of that element
Tissue
a group of similar cells that performs a specialized function
Transverse
at right angles to the long axis of a part; crosswise
Peritoneum
a serous membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and encloses the abdominal viscera
Thoracic
pertaining to the chest
Cranial cavity
a hollow space in the cranium containing the brain
Primary reproductive organs
sex cell-producing parts; testes in males and ovaries in females
Epigastric region
the upper middle portion of the abdomen
Distal
farther from the midline or origin; opposite of proximal
Genital
pertaining to the genitalia (internal and external organs of reproduction
Mediastinum
tissues and organs of the thoracic cavity that form a septum between the lungs
Appendicular
pertaining to the arms or legs
Metabolic rate
the rate at which chemical changes occur within the body
Abdominal
pertaining to the abdomen
Anatomical position
a body posture with the body erect, the face forward, the arms at the sides with the palms facing forward, and the toes pointing straight ahead
Cephalic
pertaining to the head
Lateral
pertaining to the side
Homeostasis
a state of equilibrium in which the internal environment of the body remains in the normal range