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the science of the structure of living organisms
anatomy
the science of the functioning of living organisms
physiology
pertaining to the back; posterior
dorsal cavity
pertaining to the skull
cranial cavity
extends from the cranial cavity
spinal cavity
anterior or front
ventral cavity
refers to the chest
thoracic cavity
contains the stomach and liver acid
pericardial cavity
the portion of the body between the diaphragm and the pelvis
abdominal cavity
with the reproductive organs, bladder, and rectum
pelvic cavity
a muscle that seperates the thoracic cavity from the abdominopelvic cavity
diaphragm
provides for the superficial drainage of the lateral aspect of the arm and empties into the axillary vein
cephalic
curve of the shoulder toward the bone
deltoid
muscle in the bottox
gluteal
the portion of the back between the thorax and the pelvis
lumbar
pertaining to area at the back of the head
occipital
shoulder blade region
scapular
the posterior surface of lower leg; calf
sural
to the head or upper body regions
superior/inferior
the front of an organism
anterior/posterior
near the back
dorsal surface
near the palm
palmer surface
the sole of the foot
plantar surface
plane that divides the body (goes across)
transverse plane
divides body into anterior and posterior parts
frontal plane
divides body into left and right portions
sagittal plane
in the middle
medial
toward teh attatched end of a limb of the orgin
proximal
terminal
distal
near the tail
caudal
near the brain
cranial
the medial, frontal, and transverse planes
anatomical position