contains the brain
contains the spinal cord
muscle that separates the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities
enclosed by the ribs, sternum, and vertebral column
contains the heart
contains the lungs
central area within the thoracic cavity
contains both the abdominal and pelvic cavities
the area between the diaphragm and the brim of the pelvis
contains the reproductive organs and urinary bladder.
The front; before
Belly Side (equivalent to anterior when referring to human body)
The back; behind
The back (= to posterior when referring to human body)
Cranial or cephalic
Above; at a higher level (in human body, toward the head)
The tail (coccyx in humans)
Below; at a lower level
toward the outside
toward an attached base
away from an attached base
at, near, or relatively close to the body surface
farther from the body surface
Perpendicular to the vertical orientation of the body
Vertical section divides a body into right and left portions
plane passes through the midline, dividing the body in half and separating the right and left sides equally
misses the midline, separating right and left portions of unequal size
separates anterior and posterior portions of the body
Right upper quadrant
right lobe of liver, gallbladder, right kidney, portions of stomach, small and large intestine
Left upper quadrant
left lobe of liver, stomach, pancreas, left kidney, spleen, portions of large intestine
Right lower quadrant
Cecum, appendix, and portions of small intestine, reproductive organs, right ureter
Left lower quadrant
Most of small intestine, and portions of large intestine, left ureter, and reproductive organs
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