IV6 - Anatomy 1 IV. Anatomical Terminology - The Language...

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Anatomy 1 IV. Anatomical Terminology - The Language of Anatomy A. Summary of Common prefixes and suffixes (Lecture Notes) B. Anatomical Position 1. subject stands erect 2. upper limbs placed at sides with palms forward 3. feet flat on floor in natural forward direction C. Directional Terms (practice using them in the lab!) 1. superior (cephalic) : inferior (caudal) 2. anterior (ventral) : posterior (dorsal) 3. medial : lateral 4. ipsilateral (same side) : contralateral (opposite) 5. proximal : distal 6. superficial : deep 7. parietal : visceral D. Planes and Sections 1. sagittal - divides into right and left parts a. midsagittal - right down the middle b. parasagittal - away from the midline 2. frontal (coronal) 3. horizontal (transverse) E. Body Cavities 1. Dorsal Body Cavity a. cranial cavity (brain) b. vertebral cavity (spinal cord) 2. Ventral Body Cavity (viscera - organs found here) a. thoracic cavity i. pleural cavity (space separating the parietal pleura and visceral pleura of lungs - like balloon pushed in with fist)
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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IV6 - Anatomy 1 IV. Anatomical Terminology - The Language...

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