Anatomy and physiology

Anatomy and physiology - Anatomy and physiology Directional...

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Anatomy and physiology Directional Terms A human standing erect with the feet forward, arms hanging to the sides, and palms facing forward is in the anatomical position. Directional terms always refer to the anatomical position, regardless of the body's actual position (see table 1.1). Planes o A sagittal plane divides the body into left and right parts, a transverse plane divides the body into superior and inferior parts, and a frontal plane divides the body into anterior and posterior parts. o A longitudinal section divides an organ along its long axis, a transverse section cuts an organ at a right angle to the long axis, and an oblique section cuts across the long axis at an angle other than a right angle. Body Regions o The body can be divided into the limbs, head, neck, and trunk. o The abdomen can be divided superficially into four quadrants or nine regions that are useful for locating internal organs or describing the location of a pain. Body Cavities
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