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or horizontal plane. any plane that divides body into superior and inferior (top and bottom)
an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins
Rule of Nines
method used to calculate the amount of fluid lost as the result of a burn; divides the body into 11 areas, each accounting for 9% of the total body area
the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints
autoimmune disease inflammation of joints results in crippling deformations. not aging.
lying on left side; right knee and thigh flexed above left leg, left arm behind body and right arm forwards flexed at elbow
Helicobacter pylori, infection that has been increasingly recognized as being involved in the development of peptic ulcers
contractions that occur involuntarily in hollow tubes of body, especially the alimentary canal.
CEA, test performed on whole blood or plasma to determine the presence of CEA (antigens isolated from colon tumors)
autoimmune disease that can affect any part of GI tract but most commonly occurs in ileum.
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