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section
cut on the body used to look at internal structures
plane
an imaginary line where sections are made
sagittal section
dividing the body into right and left parts
midsagittal (median section)
dividing the body into equal right and left parts
frontal section (coronal section)
dividing the body into anterior and posterior parts
transverse section(cross section)
dividing the body into superior and inferior parts
dorsal body cavity
(backside) includes the cranial and spinal cavities
umbilical region
the centermost region, deep to and surrounding the umbilicus (navel)
cranial cavity
part of the dorsal body cavity, is the space inside the bony skull
spinal cavity
extends from the cranial cavity nearly to the end of the vertebral column
ventral body cavity
(front) larger than the dorsal body cavity, contains all the structures within the chest and abdomen
thoracic cavity
is separated from the rest of the ventral cavity by a dome-shaped muscle, contains lungs, heart)
diaphragm
the dome-shaped muscle separating the thoracic cavit from the rest of the ventral cavity
abdominopelvic cavity
the cavity inferior to the diaphragm
abdominal cavity
a subdivison of the abdominopelvic cavity