The study of body structure, which includes size, shape, composition and perhaps even coloration.
The study of the functioning of the body and its parts; how the body functions.
The study of diseases as they are related to functioning.
A disorder or disruption of normal body functioning.
The procedures used to identify the cause and nature of a persons illness.
Chemical compounds that do not contain carbon-hydrogen covalent bonds; includes water, salt and oxygen.
Chemical compounds that contain carbon-hydrogen; includes carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids
The smallest living unit of a structure and function of the body.
A group of cells with similar structure and function.
The tissue found on external and internal body surfaces and forms glands.
Any of the tissues that connects, supports, transports, or stores materials. Consists of cells and matrix.
The tissue specialized for contraction and movement of parts of the body.
The tissue specialized to generate and transmit electrochemical impulses that have many functions in the maintenance of homeostasis.
A group of tissues precisely arranged so as to accomplish specific functions.
A group of related organs that work together to perform specific functions.
All of the physical changes and chemical reactions that take place within the body; includes anabolism and catabolism.
Most often used to mean the speed at which the body produces energy and heat.
The state at which the internal environment of the body remains relatively stable by responding appropriately to changes.
Positive Feedback Mechanism
A control system that requires an external event to stop or reverse the stimulus; may become a self-perpetuating cycle that causes harm.
Negative Feedback Mechanism
A control system in which a stimulus initiates a response that reverses or reduces the stimulus. Thereby stopping the response until the stimulus occurs again and there is a need for the response.
The connective tissue membranes that line the dorsal cavity and cover the brain and the spinal cord.
Part of the Ventral Cavity, superior to the diaphragm.
The serous membranes of the thoracic cavity.
The three membranes that enclose the heart.
Part of the Ventral Cavity, inferior to the diaphram and above the pelvic cavity.
The serous membrane that lines the abdominal cavity.
The visceral peritoneum that covers the abdominal organs; a large fold attaches the small intestine to the posterior abdominal wall.
Inferior portion of the ventral cavity, below the abdominal cavity.
An imaginary flat surface that separates the portions of the body or an organ.
The cutting of an organ or the body to make internal structures visible.
Frontal (Coronal) Section
A plane separating the body into the front and back portions.
A plane or cut from front to back, separating right and left parts.
A plane or cut from front to back separating upper and lower parts.
A plane or cut perpendicular to the long axis of an organ.
A plane or cut along the long axis of an organ or the body.
A division into four parts, used especially to divide the abdomen into four areas to facilitate description of locations.
The subdivision of the abdomen into nine equal areas to facilitate the description of locations.