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What is the study of the body structure and the relationship to one part to another?
Anatomy
What is the study of the process and functions of the body tissue and organs?
Physiology
What is the study of the development of the body from fertilized egg, or ovum?
Embryology
What planes of the body divides the body into right and left halves on its vertical axis?
The median, or midsagittal plane
What planes of the body are drawn perpendicular to the saittal lines and divide the body into anterior and posterior sections?
Frontal planes
What body plane is drawn at right angles to both sagittal and frontal lanes, and divides the body into superior and inferior sections?
The horizontal, or transverse plane
What is the anatomical position?
When the body stands erect with the arms hanging at the sides and the palms of the hands turned forward
What is indicated by the anatomical term "anterior" or "ventral?"
Toward the front, or ventral (pertaining to the belly; abdomen), side of the body
What is indicated by the anatomical term "posterior" or "dorsal?"
Toward the back, or dorsal, side of the body
What is indicated by the anatomical term "medial?"
Near or toward the midline of the body