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Anatomical Postion
The body is standing erect, face forward, arms at the sides, palms forward
Anatomy
The science which studies the structre of an organism
Anterior or Ventral
Toward the front of the body
Cell
The simpilist unit of living matter that can maintain life and reproduce tiself
Coronal or Frontal
A lenghtwise plane running from side to side dividing the body or any of its parts into anterior and posterior sections
Distal
Away from or farthest from the trunk or the point of origin or a part
Homeostaiss
A state of equilibruim in which the internal environment of the body remains relatively constant
Inferior or Caudal
Toward the foot end of teh body- away from the head
Kinesiology
The science which studies the movement of muscles
Lateral
Toward the side of a body- away from the midline
Medial
Tward the midline of the body
Midsagittal
A lengthwise plane running from front to back dividing the body or any of its parts equally into right and left halves
Organs
And organization of several different kinds of tissues so arranged that together thay can perform a special funcion
Physiology
The science which studies the functi of an organsim
Posterior or Dorsal
Toward the back of the body (in humans)
Proximal
Toward or nearest the trunk of the body or the point of origin of a particular part
Sagittal
A lengthwise plane running from front to back dividing the body or any of its parts into right and left sides
Superior or Cranial
Toward the head end of the body
Systems
An organization of varying numbers and kinds of organs so arranged that together they can perform complex function for the body
Tissues
And organization of a great many similar cells and varying amounts and kinds of non-living, intercellular substances between them
Transverse or Horizontal
A crosswise plane dividing the body or andy of its parts into upper and lower sections