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distal
Farthest from the center, from a medial line, or from the trunk.
anabolism
The building of body tissues.
ureter
The tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder.
peritoneum
The serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and reflected over the viscera.
visceral
Pertaining to the internal organs enclosed within a cavity, esp. the abdominal organs.
intervertebral
Between two adjacent vertebrae.
adipose
Fatty; pertaing to fat.
epigastric region
The superior central portion of the abdomen.
mitochondria
Cell organelles of rod or oval shape 0.5 micrometers in diameter.
ventral
Pertaing to the belly; the opposite of dorsal.
prone
Horizontal with the face downward.
lumbar region
Each side of umbillical region above the iliac region and below the hypochondriac region.
thyroid gland
An endocrine gland located in the base of the neck on both sides of the lower part of the larynx and upper part of the trachea.
medical
Pertaining to medicine or the study of the art and science of caring for those who are ill.
transverse plane
Lying at right angles to the long axis of the body; crosswise
epithelial cell
One of the cells that forms the epidermis of the skin and the surface layer of mucous and serous membranes.
lumbosacral
Pertaining to the lumbar vertebrae and the sacrum.
pelvic cavity
Pertaining to the area of the pelvis.
hypochondriac region
The upper lateral region on each side of the body and below the thorax.
tracheal
Pertaining to the cylindrical cartilaginous tube, 4-1/2 in. (11.3 cm) long, from the larynx to the primary bronchi.
nucleic
high-molecular-weight chemicals that carry the genetic information crucial to the replication of cells and the manufacturing of protein.
histology
The study of the microscopic structure of tissue.
vertebrae
Any of the 33 bony segments of the spinal column: 7 cervical,12 thoracic,5 lumbar,5 sacral, and 4 coccygeal vertebrae.
craniotomy
Incision through the cranium.
cephalic
Cranial; Superior in position.
abdomen
The portion of the trunk lying between the thorax and the pelvis.
spinal column
Part of the central nervous system.
metabolism
All energy and material transformations that occur within living cells.
larynx
A musculocartilaginous organ at the upper end of the trachea.
posterior
Toward the rear or caudal end; toward the back.
sagittal plane
Arrowlike; in an anteroposterior direction.
pleural cavity
A serous membrane that enfolds both lungs.
genes
The basic unit of heredity, made of DNA, the code for a specific protein.
inguinal region
The iliac region on either side of the pubes.
supine
Lying on the back with the face upward.
viscera
Internal organs enclosed within a cavity, esp. the abdominal organs.