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Denotes a living thing
Organism
The smallest "living" units of structure and function in the body
Cells
Many similar cells that act together to perform a common function
Tissue
A group of several different kinds of tissues arranged to perform a special function
Organ
The most complex units that make up the body
Systems
Standing erect, facing forward, arms at the side, and palms turned outward
Anatomical Position
Toward the head
Superior
Toward the feet
Inferior
Front or In front of
Anterior
Back or In back of
Posterior
Toward the midline of the body
Medial
Toward the side of the body or away from the midline
Lateral
Toward or nearest the trunk of the body
Proximal
Away from or farthest from the trunk of the body
Distal
nearer the surface
Superficial
farther away from the body surface
Deep
Lengthwise plane running from front to back, dividing body into right and left sides
Sagittal Plane
Divides the body into two equal halves
Midsagittal Plane
Lengthwise plane running from side to side, dividing the body into front and back portions
Frontal(coronal) Plane
Horizontal or crosswise plane dividing the body into upper and lower portions.
Transverse Plane
The relative constancy of the internal environment
Homeostasis